Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - St. Louis talcum powder lawyers announce the appointment of a Special Master to the talcum powder lawsuit they have pending in Missouri, as reflected by recent court documents. The Special Master assigned to the talcum powder lawsuit is Glenn Allen Norton, according to court documents.
A special master is typically appointed in cases of complex litigation in order to promote greater efficiency, according to attorneys handling the case. "While special master appointments are common in product liability litigation, this step is not mandatory," explains Jim Onder of the Onder Law Firm. The Special Master will oversee detailed investigation needed for the case, according to the St. Louis talcum powder attorneys handling the case.
The case, which was filed in December of 2014 by over fifty plaintiffs who have suffered from ovarian cancer which they allege was caused by their use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder, is scheduled for a jury trial on December of 2015. One of the defendants, Imerys Talc America, has filed a Motion to Dismiss which is yet unresolved, according to court documents. The plaintiffs include women who have survived ovarian cancer, and family members of women who died from ovarian cancer, meaning both personal injury and wrongful death claims are included in the Missouri case, according to court documents.
The original complaint for this talcum powder lawsuit alleges that talcum powder producers have known of the alleged link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for decades yet have failed to warn the public. In this official court document, plaintiffs allege that the defendants, including Johnson & Johnson, knew of the connection and actively worked to conceal the risk through funding a task force aimed at keeping talc deregulated.
The talcum powder attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are accepting inquiries and providing no-cost talcum powder lawsuit consultations 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 talcumpowdercancerlawsuit.com.
*Case 1422-CC09326-01, Valerie Swann, et al v. Johnson & Johnson, et al, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, filed 12/5/14