Talcum Powder Lawsuits: Plaintiffs Suggest Middlesex County Transfer

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In national talcum powder lawsuits which are under consideration for consolidation in New Jersey Supreme Court, plaintiffs have suggested an alternate court for transfer; attorneys for the Onder Law Firm provide timely talcum powder lawsuit news at their website.

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In the most recent talcum powder lawsuit news, attorneys handling national talcum powder lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson report that a new location for pretrial proceedings is under consideration, according to court documents.* Talcum powder lawyers provide regular news updates and cancer warning information at their website, the Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center.

The defendant, Johnson & Johnson, proposed that all talcum powder lawsuits filed in New Jersey be consolidated for pretrial proceedings under the Honorable Nelson C. Johnson in Atlantic City Superior Court in a May 2015 request, according to court documents. At the time of the application for consolidation, 70 talcum powder lawsuits were listed*, according to court documents. A group of plaintiffs has responded favorably to consolidation, yet suggesting an alternate location, according to court documents – Middlesex County, where the talcum powder lawsuits would be assigned to the Honoroable Jessica R. Mayer.

"We expect a favorable conclusion to be reached as plaintiffs and defendants debate the location of possible consolidation. When court cases are consolidated for pretrial proceedings, we generally see that plaintiffs' cases gain strength when presented alongside one another. And this particular method of consolidation, which is not the same as class action, preserves the details of each individual action and reaches individual conclusions for each plaintiff," explained a representative from the Onder Law Firm. "It is only a matter of time before a conclusion is reached and the litigation can move forward in one way or another."

Consolidation for pretrial proceedings would constitute a multi-court litigation, or MCL. The legal procedure is intended to prevent duplicative discovery, prevent conflicting rulings, and advance the efficiency of the handling of this case, according to court documents. All future talcum powder lawsuits filed against Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey that share common questions of fact – namely, that allege plaintiffs developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder for regular feminine hygiene – would be transferred for pretrial coordination as well, should the transfer be confirmed, according to court documents. Should consolidation move forward, the cases may end in settlement or would go to jury trial on an individual basis, according to court documents.

The talcum powder lawsuits under consideration for consolidation in New Jersey mirror those filed by plaintiffs around the nation against Johnson & Johnson, the bulk of which have been filed in St. Louis, Missouri by the Onder Law Firm, according to court documents. All of these talcum powder lawsuits have been filed by individuals or the family members of individuals who allege they have developed ovarian cancer as a result of using talcum powder for perineal dusting over the course of years, according to court documents. The lawsuit allege that Johnson & Johnson has been aware of research indicating a link between talcum powder and ovarian cancer for decades, yet has failed to warn consumers of the alleged risk, according to court documents. Plaintiffs in these talcum powder lawsuits contend they would not have made regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene had they been warned of the alleged risk, according to court documents.

These talcum powder attorneys offer free, no-obligation baby powder lawsuit case review to women and the family members of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have a history of using one or more talc-based body powders or hygiene products. Persons who match this description may contact a lawyer to discuss their individual circumstances and see if they qualify to file a talcum powder lawsuit. The firm’s talcum powder attorneys for cancer allegations believe persons who match this description may be entitled to real compensation.

The Onder Law Firm welcomes talcum powder case inquiries from law firms in regards to handling them or working 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. The pharmaceutical and medical device litigators at The Onder Law Firm have represented thousands of Americans in lawsuits against multinational conglomerates from products liability for manufacture of defective or dangerous products to deceptive advertising practices. Other firms throughout the nation often seek its experience and expertise on complex litigation. It is also a recognized leader in products liability cases such as window blind cord strangulation. The Onder Law Firm offers information on talcum powder lawsuits at TalcumPowderCancerLawsuitCenter.com.

*Frances Cherry et al v. Johnson & Johnson, et al, ATL-L-6326-14, All 70 cases are listed at: judiciary.state.nj.us/mass-tort/talc-notice-application.pdf, 6/8/15

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