Talcum Powder Lawsuit News: Allegations Against Defendant Remain

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Attorneys representing talcum powder lawsuit plaintiffs from the Onder Law Firm report defendant Imerys Talc America, a talc mining company, has been denied its Motion to Dismiss for a second time, remaining a defendant facing ovarian cancer allegations in St. Louis.

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Jim Onder of the Onder Law Firm

In a national talcum powder lawsuit currently underway in St. Louis and represented by the Onder Law Firm, a chief defendant has been retained, according to the most recent court documents.* Imerys Talc America is a talc mining company that supplies raw material to the manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson, according to court documents.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit allege they have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder products made by Johnson & Johnson for feminine hygiene in the perineal region, according to court documents. The lawsuit cites numerous peer-reviewed research studies indicating a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder dusting, according to court documents. Plaintiffs allege they or their loved ones would not have used talcum powder for this application had they been aware of the alleged risk, according to court documents.

Imerys Talc America first filed a Motion to Dismiss plaintiffs claims for lack of personal jurisdiction on October 24, 2014, according to the official court record. On March 17, 2015, the judge at the time, the Honorable John F. Garvey, ordered the motions Denied, according to the official court documents.

Imery's Talc America filed a Motion to Reconsider the Order Denying the Motion to Dismiss, asking the judge to reconsider the original motion, on July 8, 2015, according to court documents. The recent Denial was in response to the Motion to Reconsider, meaning the current judge, the Honorable Rex M. Burlison confirmed Judge Garvey's original decision on the matter, according to court documents.

This particular talcum powder lawsuit involves more than fifty plaintiffs from across the nation, all of whom are being represented by the Onder Law Firm. A representative of the Onder Law Firm had this to say on the pending talcum powder lawsuit:

“When the court denied Imerys Talc America its Motion to Dismiss a second time, our clients were relieved. As the mining company responsible for supplying the raw material to the manufacturer, our clients allege the company had a responsibility to consumers. Our clients allege they have been harmed by talcum powder, either directly or through the suffering or loss of a family member to ovarian cancer. No one likes to be involved in a lawsuit, but when American families believe they have been harmed by a consumer product, our firm is committed to pursuing justice on their behalf.”

The St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit is set for trial on Monday, February 1, 2016 at 9 AM, according to official court records.

The talcum powder attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are accepting inquiries and providing no-cost talcum powder lawsuit consultations to persons around the United States through their Talcum Powder Cancer 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 talcum 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.

*Tiffany Hogans et al v Johnson and Johnson et al, Case No. 1422-Cc09012-01 - City of St. Louis Circuit Court

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