Johnson & Johnson Seeking to Consolidate All 103 Talcum Powder Lawsuits in New Jersey

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 ovarian cancer.

Golomb Legal is representing some of the plaintiffs who are filing suit against Johnson & Johnson. For more information about this story, click here to view the original news article.