Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - Talcum powder lawyers at the Onder Law Firm announce a new talcum powder lawsuit, filed on behalf of Judith Harlan in Madison County. The lawsuit, case number 15-L-84, was filed in Madison County Circuit Court on January 20, 2015. According to official court documents, Harlan alleges that her diagnosis of ovarian cancer is connected to talcum powder use for perineal dusting from 1964 to 2013. Harlan alleges that the defendants knew of the dangers of cancer from talcum powder, yet never warned consumers.
Defendants in the case include Johnson and Johnson, Johnson and Johnson Consumer Products, Imerys Talc America, Personal Care Products Council f/k/a Luzenac America Inc., and Walgreens. Johnson & Johnson sells popular talc-based feminine hygiene products including Johnson‘s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower, according to court documents. Imerys Talc America and Luzenac America are the talc mining companies that supply talc to the manufacturer, according to court documents. Walgreens sold the products in question, and court documents reveal that Harlan alleges Walgreens was negligent in its failure to warn its customers of the dangers of ovarian cancer, nor did the company advise consumers on how to limit harmful exposure or reduce risk when using talcum powder.
Research linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer is thoroughly represented in the official court documents for this particular talcum powder lawsuit: Harlan cites a 1971 talcum powder study that found a link to cancer as the first such study. Also cited in the court documents are a study completed in 1982 that found a 92% increased risk of ovarian cancer from talcum powder use for genital hygiene, as well as 22 subsequent reports adding data to the comprehensive body of research on ovarian cancer from talcum powder.
Harlan‘s allegations include Failure to Warn, Negligence, Breach of Express Warranty, Breach of Implied Warranties, and Civil Conspiracy.
These talcum powder attorneys provide regular talcum powder lawsuit news updates on this and other ovarian cancer claims at the firm‘s Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website. The Onder Law Firm has an established track record of winning significant settlements for clients in the areas of drug and medical device recalls, as well as product and family safety. The firm is respected throughout the United States for its work on window blind strangulation, and has notable expertise in representing the interests of individuals against multi-national corporations. Persons and the family members of persons who have suffered from ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene are eligible for a free case review with a talcum powder attorney, and may contact the firm through its Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website for a no-cost, no-obligation case review.
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes talcum 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 attorneys provide information to the public at www.TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.