St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 30, 2014
Talcum powder attorneys at The Onder Law Firm announce an expansion to their Talcum Powder Lawsuit Center website, now offering new information to help the public differentiate between class action lawsuits and personal injury claims at talcumpowdercancerlawsuitcenter.com/talcum-powder-lawsuit.asp.
At least two individual class actions that have been filed against the corporation, asserting that consumers should have been warned about the potential for cancer from using talcum powder. Jim Onder, a talcum powder attorney handling cases nation-wide for The Onder Law Firm, seeks to raise awareness about the difference between class action lawsuits for women who bought talcum powder and personal injury claims made by persons who have suffered ovarian cancer that may be linked to talcum powder use: “We want to make sure that women who have been harmed by ovarian cancer understand they have legal options for seeking justice.” More information about filing a lawsuit with a talcum powder attorney is available at the firm’s website.
To date, the two prominent class actions that have been filed against talcum powder producer Johnson & Johnson include:
Barbara Mihalich’s lawsuit, filed in in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Illinois on May 23, 2014 makes the argument that consumers wrongly “expect talc to be safe to use”, on the basis of misleading product advertising: “Johnson’s Baby Powder is not safe. As numerous studies have confirmed, Johnson’s Baby Powder leads to a significant increased risk of ovarian cancer. Women who used talc-based powders to powder their genital area have a 33% increased risk of ovarian cancer compared to those women who never used the powders.” Finally, the lawsuit concludes that women using talcum powder for genital dusting have “purchased a product which is potentially lethal”. This class action lawsuit aims to establish a class among women in Illinois who have purchased Johnson’s talcum powder products in the past five years.
Mona Estrada filed a similar lawsuit*** in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on April 28, 2014. This suit aimed to establish a class among women who had bought Johnson’s Baby Powder, demanding a warning on the product label.
Talcum powder attorneys welcome inquiries from persons and families of persons who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using talcum powder products for genital dusting. Talcum powder attorneys are investigating these inquiries for possible claims against Johnson & Johnson.
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. Women and family members of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of baby powder use are eligible for a free evaluation with a talcum powder attorney, and may contact the firm through its Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Center website.
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 talcumpowderovariancancercenter.com.
**Barbara Mihalich v. Johnson & Johnson, Case No. 3:14-cv-00600-MJR-SCW, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
***Mona Estrada v. Johnson & Johnson, Case 2:14-cv-01051-TLN-KJN, U.S District Court, Eastern District of California