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The talcum powder litigation involves numerous lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and other manufacturers, centering on allegations that asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products have caused ovarian cancer and mesothelioma among users. A significant development in this ongoing saga is J&J's agreement to settle tens of thousands of these lawsuits for $8.9 billion. This settlement, intended to resolve current and future claims against its talc products, marks a notable shift from J&J's initial $2 billion offer. This larger sum reflects the gravity of the allegations and the potential impact on the victims【14†source】.

The litigation gained momentum with an appeals court in New Jersey overturning a $223 million jury award due to improper scientific testimony, though it noted that the asbestos cases remain viable. The pace of new filings has been significant, with thousands of new lawsuits added to the multidistrict litigation (MDL), reflecting the widespread concern over the alleged link between talcum powder and cancer【13†source】.

Research and legal proceedings have scrutinized the potential health risks of talcum powder, especially its use for feminine hygiene. Epidemiological studies since the 1980s have suggested an increased risk of ovarian cancer from "perineal dusting" with talc. Additionally, concerns about talcum powder being contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen, have been central to the litigation. Asbestos exposure, even through contaminated talcum powder, is linked to mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive cancer. Despite Johnson & Johnson's decision to stop selling its talc-based baby powder globally by 2023 due to low sales, the company has faced scrutiny for reportedly knowing about the asbestos contamination in its talc products as early as the 1950s【15†source】.

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