St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 24, 2015
Another woman alleging she developed ovarian cancer as a result of talcum powder exposure has joined the ranks of individuals pursuing talcum powder lawsuits. Karen Broussard and her husband Norris Broussard of Alabama have filed a claim in New Jersey District Court against talcum powder manufacturers and producers, Imerys Talc America and Johnson & Johnson.* As part of its commitment to providing unparalleled talcum powder lawsuit news, attorneys handling talcum powder lawsuits for the Onder Law Firm provide case information on new lawsuits as well as updates to existing lawsuits filed for allegations of ovarian cancer.
According to court documents, the Broussards have demanded a jury trial, alleging Mrs. Broussard’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer on May 29, 2014 was linked to her use of talcum powder products sold by Johnson & Johnson. She used the products for perineal hygiene from 1980 until May of 2014, according to court documents. The initial complaint cites a variety of research studies, conducted and published as early as 1971, to asset that the defendants were aware of the possible link between perineal talcum powder use and ovarian cancer rates, according to the court documents. Broussard alleges “the defendants had a duty to know and warn about the hazards associated with the use of the product”, according to court documents. Furthermore, the lawsuit alleges that the defendants “failed to inform its customers… of a known catastrophic health hazard” of talcum powder and that the companies “procured and disseminated false, misleading and biased information” in regards to talcum powder’s safety for perineal hygiene.*
The lawsuit alleges that Broussard’s development of ovarian cancer is “a direct and proximate result of the Defendants’ reprehensible conduct”, resulting in injuries and expenses.
The particular counts made against Imerys Talc and Johnson & Johnson include failure to warn, negligence, breach of warranty, breach of implied warranties, civil conspiracy, concert of action, punitive damages, and loss of consortium, according to court documents. These allegations are similar to those filed in other talcum powder lawsuits by women throughout the country, according to Jim Onder of the Onder Law Firm. “While talcum powder lawsuits have not yet reached the status of other product liability claims that have been consolidated through multidistrict litigation, talcum powder lawsuits are gaining traction throughout the country. Our attorneys offer talcum powder lawsuit representation to women and families nationwide as part of our commitment to the safety of American families.”
These talcum powder attorneys provide regular talcum powder lawsuit news and ovarian cancer lawsuit updates 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 http://www.TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.
*Broussard et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case Number 3:2014cv06422, New Jersey District Court