Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Attorneys representing women and families in national talcum powder lawsuit have filed a new suit alleging ovarian cancer from talcum powder use on behalf of an Illinois woman. According to the complaint filed, the woman alleges she developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson. This product liability lawsuit is currently underway in Madison County Circuit Court in Illinois, according to the firm.
The plaintiff, Candace Lewis, first learned she had ovarian cancer on June 23, 2013, which she attributes to her longtime use of Johnson‘s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products, according to court documents. The suit claims that the link between genital dusting with talcum powder and ovarian cancer has been proven in more than twenty studies over the past three decades, according to court documents.
The suit also alleges that the defendants funded a task force aimed at defending the use of talc in order to protect regulation of talcum powder in cosmetic and hygiene products, according to court documents. Alleging the defendants knew of and concealed the link between talcum powder and cancer, this lawsuit seeks compensation on eight counts of fraud and negligence, according to court documents. The lawsuit alleges that product advertising promoted talcum powder as a symbol of freshness and purity, never warning consumer of the potential risk: "As a direct and proximate result of the defendants‘ calculated and reprehensible conduct, the plaintiff developed ovarian cancer, which required surgeries and treatments, and was otherwise injured in a personal and pecuniary nature."*
This suit, Candace Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al, was filed in March of 2015 against the cosmetic company Johnson & Johnson, the talc manufacturer Imerys Talc, and Walgreens, the drug store that sells the products in question, according to court documents. The use of talc in cosmetic and hygiene products is unregulated in the United States, according to court documents.
Proud to work for justice on behalf of American families against powerful corporate entities, The Onder Law Firm‘s baby powder lawyers provide free case reviews for women who have used talcum powder products and suffer from ovarian cancer. Qualifying individuals and family members may contact an attorney through the firm‘s website for a no-obligation consultation to determine if they have grounds for an ovarian cancer lawsuit. The firm‘s lawyers believe women who meet this description may be entitled to real compensation for the harm and damages they sustained while the makers and manufacturers of baby powder benefited from their business.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes baby powder lawsuit inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working as co-counsel.
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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. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information from baby powder lawyers at www.TalcumPowderOvarianCancerCenter.com.
*Candace Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Madison County Circuit Court, Case No. 15-L-409, filed 3/27/15