Multinational medical, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged goods manufacturer
Johnson & Johnson is currently facing large-scale litigation in New
Jersey. Over 103 lawsuits against the company allege that their baby powder
and other talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer when used in the
perineal region. The cases are spread across two counties, with the majority
in Atlantic County.
For practical purposes, the company is bidding to consolidate the cases
by transferring them all to the Atlantic County Superior Court, arguing
that the similar allegations, geographic dispersement, and large number
of parties involved makes this a sensible course of action.
Johnson & Johnson “vigorously disputes general causation in this
litigation,” maintaining that scientific studies refute the plaintiffs’
claims and denying there is any proven link between their product and
Golomb & Honik is representing some of the plaintiffs who are filing
suit against Johnson & Johnson. For more information about this story,
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