St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 18, 2015
Attorneys handling a talcum powder lawsuit comprised of dozens of plaintiffs from around the country announce progress in the case.* The case, which has been filed in the City of St. Louis Circuit Court in December of 2014, is in the pretrial stage of discovery. The most recent order filed concerns the preservation of medical records and pathology, according to court documents. This case involves a Special Master, who has been appointed to oversee particular aspects of the discovery proceedings. A trial date has been set for December 14, 2015, according to court documents.
Each of the plaintiffs in this litigation alleges they have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder for feminine hygiene, according to court documents. The plaintiffs allege Johnson and Johnson, the company responsible for marketing Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, knew of the risks posed by talcum powder and purposefully concealed the risk information from consumers, according to court documents.
“The talcum powder lawsuit in St. Louis is a complex case that involves allegations dating back decades,” explained a representative of the Onder Law Firm. “And beyond just alleging that talcum powder causes ovarian cancer, the case alleges that J&J knew of the risk and chose not to warn consumers. These are serious allegations, and no one expected this to be resolved easily. We are undeterred as we strive for justice on behalf of our clients.”
The initial complaint cites research studies dating back to the 1970s which confirm a connection between female dusting with talcum powder and ovarian cancer, according to court documents. Based on these studies, the lawsuit alleges that talc particles which enter the female reproductive system cause inflammation and ultimately cancer growth in the ovaries, according to court documents.
Plaintiffs say they were not warned of the alleged link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, and furthermore assert they would not have used talcum powder products on a routine basis had they known of the risk, according to court documents.
The Onder Law Firm is currently accepting inquiries from women and families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer and have a history of using baby powder for genital hygiene. Baby powder lawyers are investigating these inquiries for possible talcum powder cancer lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson. 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 talcum powder attorney, and may contact the firm through its talcum powder lawsuit 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 http://www.talcumpowdercancerlawsuitcenter.com.
*Valerie Swann et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, Case 1422-CC09326-01, City of St. Louis Circuit Court