Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - A talcum powder lawsuit is pending in Circuit Court in the City of St. Louis for allegations linking ovarian cancer to the use of talcum powder.* Attorneys handing the St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit are pleased to provide an update on the litigation‘s progress. A scheduling conference during which the new date for a jury trial was set occurred last week, according to court documents. The trial date has not yet been made public. These talcum powder attorneys provide regular news updates at the Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center website.
The scheduling conference was presided over by the Honorable Judge Burlison, to whom the case was transferred this month. Previously, the case had been overseen by the Honorable Judge Garvey. Judge Garvey was assigned the case for pretrial proceedings when it was first transferred to St. Louis Circuit Court on December 11, 2014.
The talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis is one among several that are currently pending in courts nationwide, according to court documents. The plaintiffs include more than sixty women and family members of women who developed ovarian cancer allegedly linked to their routine use of talcum powder for perineal dusting, according to court documents.
The cases allege that talcum powder producers, manufacturers, and marketers were aware of the risks associated with talcum powder yet intentionally deceived consumers over the course of decades, according to court documents. The court case cites numerous studies that have been conducted over the past four decades which conclude the regular use of talcum powder for female genital dusting can result in an increased risk of ovarian cancer of 33-41%, depending on the frequency of use, according to court documents.
Defendants in the case include the major pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson as well as Imerys Talc America (a talc mining company) and Walgreens. The products in question are Johnson & Johnson‘s Shower to Shower and Johnson‘s Baby Powder.
According to court documents, one significant talcum powder lawsuit precedent for this case is a case that was won by a South Dakota woman. That talcum powder lawsuit went to a jury trial; the jury determined the plaintiff‘s ovarian cancer was caused by her use of talcum powder products, according to court documents. The case, Deane Berg v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., Case No. 09-4179, was tried in U.S. District Court in South Dakota in 2013.
For more talcum powder lawsuit news and information, please visit the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Center. The Onder Law Firm is currently accepting inquiries from women and the family members of women who developed ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder for feminine hygiene. Talcum powder lawyers are investigating these inquiries for possible talcum powder lawsuits. For a free, no-obligation talcum powder lawsuit evaluation with an experienced attorney, please contact the firm..
The Onder Law Firm also welcomes talcum powder lawsuit inquiries from other law firms, either to handle these inquiries or work 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. 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 lawyers provide information to the public at TalcumPowderOvarianCancerCenter.com.
**Valerie Swann et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case 1422-CC09326-01, City of St. Louis Circuit Court