(PRWEB) June 30, 2014
The defective products lawyers at Parilman & Associates have been representing injured consumers all over the United States for several years as they have sought legal relief from entities that have provided those clients with dangerous and defective products. As part of their service, the attorneys at the firm work to keep the public informed of legal developments that relate to any product that they may commonly use. As such, Parilman & Associates hereby alerts consumers to the filing of a talcum powder class action lawsuit that has been filed against Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit alleges that using this product can increase the risk of ovarian cancer.
Specifically, the lawsuit was filed on May 23, 2014. It was filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois. The case is entitled, Barbara Mihalich, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. The matter was classified as a class action lawsuit and it was assigned a case number of 3:14-cv-00600-MJR-SCW. The documents filed with the lawsuit demand a jury trial.
The allegations in this talc powder class action lawsuit concern Johnson’s Baby Powder, a commonly used consumer product. The court documents further reveal that the plaintiffs allege that this product was marketed as safe and that it was successful in “eliminating friction on skin and absorbing moisture, while keeping the skin cool and comfortable.” The court documents went on to state that this product was marketed to consumers of all ages despite the name ‘Baby’ on its containers.
A review of the documents reveals that this talc powder class action lawsuit does not seek monetary damages but rather it seeks injunctive relief. If the allegations prove to be true the court would make use of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and to stop Johnson & Johnson from engaging in “deceptive and fraudulent commercial practices.” The court documents further indicate that the reason this relief is sought is because of studies that indicate that women who use talc powder face between a 20 and 30-percent higher risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who do not use it.
The defective products attorneys at Parilman & Associates would like for the public to be aware of this talc powder class lawsuit and the allegations contained within the court documents. The firm would also like to encourage anyone who believes that she may have been harmed as a result of using this product to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
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Parilman & Associates is a nationwide law firm that represents individuals and classes of consumers who have been injured by defective products. These products include defective consumer products, medical devices and defective medications. The firm also represents clients who have been injured by exposure to asbestos and those who have been wrongfully harmed in different types of accidents. The firm’s Facebook profile can be found at https://www.facebook.com/parilmaninjurylawyers. The firm can also be reached by phone at 800-800-DRUG.