Sunday, July 19, 2015 - A national talcum powder lawsuit alleging a connection between talcum powder use and ovarian cancer is underway in the City of St. Louis‘ Circuit Court.* According to official court documents from the state of Missouri, a status conference was recently held on July 14 to establish the current status of each plaintiff and allegation in this talcum powder lawsuit. The case was reopened in December of 2014, and is currently under the oversight of the Honorable Rex M. Burlison, per court documents.
"While the information discussed at the Status Conference has not been made public by the courts, the fact that a Status Conference has occurred is a step closer to a conclusion. A status conference is a routine affair that brings all parties up to date on the current status of the lawsuit. This particular talcum powder lawsuit is complex because it concerns more than fifty plaintiffs nationwide against several defendants," explained an attorney handling talcum powder lawsuits for the firm.
The plaintiffs in question in this national talcum powder lawsuit share a common allegation: they allege they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder products marketed by Johnson & Johnson which contain talc mined by Imerys Talc America, according to court documents. The initial complaint cites research studies dating back to the 1970s which confirm a connection between female dusting with talcum powder and ovarian cancer, according to court documents. Based on these studies, the lawsuit alleges that talc particles which enter the female reproductive system cause inflammation and ultimately cancer growth in the ovaries, according to court documents.
Plaintiffs say they were not warned of the alleged link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and furthermore assert they would not have used talcum powder products on a routine basis had they known of the risk, according to court documents.
Motions to Dismiss have been filed by the defendants Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, claiming lack of personal jurisdiction; these motions are under advisement, according to recent court documents.
The talcum powder lawyers at the Onder Law Firm are accepting inquiries and providing no-cost talcum powder lawsuit consultations to persons around the United States through their Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website. These attorneys are investigating inquiries for possible baby powder lawsuits. The Onder Law Firm has won major settlements for clients in the areas of drug and medical device recalls, as well as product and family safety. The firm is nationally-renowned for its work on window blind strangulation, and has notable expertise in fighting on behalf of individuals against powerful corporations. Women and family members of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used baby powder are eligible for a free evaluation with a talcum powder attorney, and may contact the firm through its website.
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes baby powder lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work as co-counsel.
About The Onder Law Firm
Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson, LLC is a St. Louis based personal injury law firm handling serious injury and death claims across the country. Its mission is the pursuit of justice, no matter how complex the case or strenuous the effort. Onder, Shelton, O‘Leary & Peterson has represented clients throughout the United States, and other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation and pharmaceutical litigation. The Onder Law Firm‘s talcum powder cancer lawyers provide information to the public at TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.
*Case 1422-CC09326-01, Valerie Swann, et al v. Johnson & Johnson, et al, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, filed 12/5/14