Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - A talcum powder lawsuit* that is currently pending in Circuit Court in the City of St. Louis has been assigned a new judge for trial, say attorneys representing the plaintiffs. On May 26, Judge Garvey transferred the case to Judge Rex Burlison for trial by means of an official court order. This talcum powder lawsuit was originally filed on December 5, 2014.
This baby powder lawsuit was filed on behalf of more than 60s plaintiffs, each of whom alleges they or a loved one developed ovarian cancer as a result of talcum powder use, according to court documents. The plaintiffs allege that researchers have found a link between talcum powder used for perineal dusting and higher rates of ovarian cancer since as early as the 1970s, according to court documents. The plaintiffs say they were not warned of the alleged risk, and further allege that the defendants engaged in purposeful deceit, according to court documents. Furthermore, the plaintiffs assert they would not have used the talcum powder products in question were they made aware of the alleged cancer risk.
The jury trial for this St. Louis talcum powder case was initially scheduled for December 14, 2015 but shortly thereafter, the trial date was cancelled, according to official court documents. The new trial date has not yet been scheduled.
The defendants in the St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit include Johnson & Johnson, Imery‘s Talc America, and the Personal Care Products Council. Johnson & Jonhson is responsible for marketing and sales of the products in question, including Johnson‘s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, according to court documents. Imerys Talc America is a mining company that supplies J&J with raw talc, according to court documents. The Personal Care Products Council was dismissed as a defendant on January 7, 2015, according to court documents.
Attorneys handling national baby powder lawsuits for the Onder Law Firm are currently offering no-cost, no-obligation talcum powder lawsuit case review for women and the families of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using talcum powder for genital dusting. These attorneys believe persons who meet this description may be entitled to compensation through filing a baby powder lawsuit. Nationally-renowned for groundbreaking work in drug and product safety litigation against multi-billion dollar corporations, the Onder Law Firm‘s talcum powder lawyers have committed their significant resources to providing expert legal representation to women, children and families who believe they may have grounds to file baby powder lawsuits.
The Onder Law Firm welcomes talcum powder lawsuit case 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 attorneys handling talcum powder lawsuits at www.TalcumPowderOvarianCancerCenter.com.
*Valerie Swann et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case 1422-CC09326-01, City of St. Louis Circuit Court