California Judge Consolidates Potentially 2,000 Talcum Powder Cases
(August 23, 2016, 11:26 AM EDT) -- LOS ANGELES — Saying she expects approximately 2,000 such cases, a California judge on Aug. 2 consolidated actions against Johnson & Johnson by women who allegedly contracted ovarian cancer after exposure to the company’s talcum powder (Coordination Proceeding Special Title Rule [3.550], Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Cases, No. JCCP4872, Calif. Super., Los Angeles Co.).
(Consolidation order available. Document #01-160817-002R.)
In June, Adele Trent, Lenore Jara, Sonia Cerna and Gloria Cervantes sued Johnson & Johnson, claiming that personal use of the company’s talcum powder could lead...