Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - Lawyers currently handling a pending St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit provide a news update on the case‘s pre-trial proceedings. This week, plaintiffs filed a response to the defendant‘s Motion to Dismiss, according to court documents. The case features multiple defendants, who include the producer of talcum powder products, Johnson & Johnson; the talc mining company Imerys Talc America; and the national drugstore Walgreens, according to court documents. The particular Motion to Dismiss in question was filed by Imerys for lack of personal jurisdiction, according to court documents. As yet, no ruling have been made on this Motion from Imery‘s, according to court documents.
"Filing a Motion to Dismiss is a routine part of a product liability lawsuit, and has not swayed our resolve to seek justice on behalf of our client. The ongoing debate over this issue has no bearing on what the overall outcome of the case may be. We can say that the case is moving forward routinely and that we are committed to providing the best legal representation possible to women and families in St. Louis and the Midwest region who believe they may have grounds for a talcum powder lawsuit," commented Jim Onder of the Onder Law Firm.
More than fifty plaintiffs have alleged they or a woman in their family developed ovarian cancer following routine use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene dusting, according to court documents from the case. According to the court documents, this talcum powder lawsuit alleges that research conducted over the past four decades has shown talc particles can travel through the female reproductive system to the ovaries, where they create an inflammatory response that is conducive to the growth of cancerous cells. Plaintiffs have filed numerous counts against the defendants, including failure to warn, false advertising, personal injury and wrongful death, and are seeking compensation for the damage and loss they allege have been caused by talcum powder products, according to court documents. The case, which was filed on December 5, 2014, is scheduled for jury trial on December 14, 2015, according to official court documents.
The talcum powder attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are accepting inquiries and providing no-cost talcum powder lawsuit consultations to persons in St. Louis and nationwide through their talcum powder 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