Talcum Powder MDL Judge Severs Medical Malpractice Claim and Remands, Retains Jurisdiction over Product Liability Claims

  • Letter Order

TRENTON, N.J. –– The judge overseeing the national multidistrict litigation docket for talcum powder claims has severed medical malpractice claims for a single case pending in the federal court, concluding that the claims would involve different expert opinions and evidence concerning causation.

In a Sept. 23 letter order, the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey rejected the plaintiffs’ efforts to keep the claims together, sending the medical malpractice cause of action against a local radiology company back to Kentucky but retaining jurisdiction over the product liability claims.

The plaintiffs in the underlying case moved to remand …


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