Talcum Powder Attorneys Explain Class Action Lawsuits

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The lawyers handling talcum powder cancer lawsuits at the Onder Law Firm expand their coverage of talcum powder class action lawsuits to distinguish between ovarian cancer claims and economic claims; new information is available at the firm’s website, TalcumPowderOvarianCancerCenter.com.

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We believe women and the family members of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer may be entitled to real and meaningful compensation.

Attorneys handling talcum powder cancer lawsuits at the Onder Law Firm announce an update to their website, the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Center. New information explains the difference between talcum powder class action lawsuits and ovarian cancer claims. These baby powder attorneys provide weekly talcum powder and ovarian cancer updates at their website, which serves as a national public resource.

“Talcum powder lawsuits for ovarian cancer claims are not the same as class action lawsuits,” explains Jim Onder, of the Onder Law Firm. “Class actions have been filed by groups of individuals seeking to recover money they spent on talcum powder products, alleging that Johnson & Johnson knew ovarian cancer was a risk of regular talc use but did not warn consumers, according to court documents. Our talcum powder attorneys are focused on representing women and the families of women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and believe the disease may be linked to their routine use of talcum powder products. These talcum powder lawsuits will not be class actions, in which plaintiffs may expect only a small, symbolic settlement. We believe women and the family members of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer may be entitled to real and meaningful compensation.”

Litigation alleging talcum powder ovarian cancer connections and talcum powder class action lawsuits alike have been filed in courts around the nation, according to court documents. Among the most recent cases to surface was a talcum powder lawsuit filed in New Jersey Superior Court in November of 2014, James Chakalos v. Johnson & Johnson et al.* The lawsuit was filed by the widowed spouse of Janice Chakalos, who died of ovarian cancer and had a decades-long history of using talcum powder for perineal dusting, according to allegations made in official court documents. Janice Chakalos allegedly suffered a “premature death, as a direct and proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder,” according to court documents.

In comparison, an example of a talcum powder lawsuit filed as a class action was Mikhlin and Hoffman et al v. Johnson & Johnson et al, filed in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri.** While alleging the same link between talcum powder and cancer, plaintiffs in this suit had not suffered personal injury.

The Class Action Complaint cited scientific studies linking talcum powder and ovarian cancer to say that “women who used talc-based body powders to powder their genital area have a 33% increased risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who never used the powder.” This talcum powder lawsuit alleged that Johnson & Johnson knew of and had a duty to warn consumers of the talcum powder cancer link, according to court documents. The case attempted to establish a class among women who had purchased talcum powder products in the past five years in Missouri, according to court documents. The case was recently dismissed, according to court documents viewed by the Onder Law Firm’s talcum powder lawyer team.

The talcum powder attorneys at the Onder Law Firm are accepting inquiries and providing no-cost talcum powder lawsuit consultations nationwide through their website, the Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center. 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 Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Center 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.

*Somerset County, New Jersey Superior Court, Case L-1449-14.
** Case 4:14-cv-00881-RLW.

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