Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Ovarian Cancer Allegations Head to Trial

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Attorneys providing national talcum powder lawsuit representation for the Onder Law Firm announce a talcum powder lawsuit news update on a St. Louis case alleging ovarian cancer.

Talcum Powder Cancer Attorney

Jim Onder of the Onder Law Firm

In the latest news in a pending talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis, talcum powder attorneys announce that a Counsel Status Hearing has been scheduled for next month. The Honorable Rex Burleson will oversee the hearing on July 14, 2015 at 1:00pm, according to court documents.

“A Counsel Status Hearing is a pre-trial conference during which the judge establishes which complaints have been resolved already and which are going to trial,” explained a representative of the Onder Law Firm. “The case was recently transferred to Judge Burleson for trial; this hearing will help to clarify the issues at hand prior to settlement or trial.”

The St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit was filed in December of 2014 by more than fifty plaintiffs who allege that they or a loved one developed ovarian cancer as a result of regular talcum powder use, according to court documents. Defendants in the case include the marketer of talcum powder products, Johnson & Johnson, as well as the drugstore Walgreens and the talc mining company Imerys Talc America, according to court documents. A fourth defendant, the Personal Care Products Council, was dismissed earlier this year but charges remain against the other plaintiffs, according to court documents.

Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that poses a fatal risk to women who contract it, according to court documents. Early warning signs and symptoms are difficult to detect; often, the disease is only diagnosed in its late stages when it has potentially already metastasized, or spread to other parts of the body, according to court documents. Advanced stage cancer is difficult to treat and produces significant pain and suffering in its victims, according to court documents.

Plaintiffs in this talcum powder lawsuit cite multiple research studies which say that when talcum powder is used for genital dusting, talc particles may enter the female reproductive system and migrate to the ovaries, where they may remain for years without disintegrating, according to court documents. Talc particles in the ovaries can create inflammation, making conditions ripe for the growth of cancerous cells, according to court documents. Plaintiffs in this St. Louis talc lawsuit allege that their diagnoses of ovarian cancer are directly linked to their use of talcum powder products for perineal dusting, according to court documents.

The lawsuit is currently scheduled for jury trial on December 14, 2015, according to official court documents.

The baby powder attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are currently accepting new inquiries and providingfree, no-obligation talcum powder lawsuit consultations to persons in St. Louis and 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 baby 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 TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.

*Case 1422-CC09326-01, Valerie Swann, et al v. Johnson & Johnson, et al, City of St. Louis Circuit Court, filed 12/5/14

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