St. Louis MO (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
Attorneys handling talcum powder cancer claims for the Onder Law Firm have updated their website to include case summaries of current and past talcum powder lawsuits. Among these summaries is information on a talcum powder lawsuit filed and recently concluded in Missouri which represented an attempt to establish a class among Missouri women who have purchased Johnson’s Baby Powder for personal use, according to official court documents accessed by the Onder Law Firm’s talcum powder attorneys.*
“Cases such as this one distract the public from the real problem. While this case was filed on behalf of healthy individuals seeking remuneration for the cost of talcum powder, other talcum powder cancer lawsuit claims** have been successful at achieving justice for persons suffering from ovarian cancer. As part of our mission to support American families who have been wrongfully harmed by dangerous consumer products, the talcum powder lawyers at the Onder Law Firm are committed to pursuing justice on behalf of women and the families of women who believe they have been harmed by talcum powder. No matter how complex the case, our firm has committed its significant resources to providing the best talcum powder lawsuit services available,” said Jim Onder regarding the Missouri class action suit.
In this talcum powder lawsuit, plaintiffs cite 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,” according to the Class Action Complaint, an official court document. Furthermore, the plaintiffs allege that Johnson and Johnson “concealed, suppressed, and/or omitted material facts on the Johnson's Baby Powder product labels and packages ... when they knew, or should have known, that use of Johnson's Baby Powder by women was not safe and could cause a significant increased risk of ovarian cancer,” according to court documents.
Unlike other talcum powder lawsuits** this case did not allege a personal injury resulting from a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder. Rather, it sought to recover financial losses resulting from the purchase of Johnson’s talc-based products. Plaintiffs allege the company was aware of the connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer, yet failed to warn consumers, resulting in consumers unknowingly purchasing a dangerous product, according to court documents.
In comparison, another case featured on the website was the first successful talcum powder lawsuit, won in South Dakota during 2013.** The plaintiff, Deane Berg, suffered from ovarian cancer and had a multi-decade history of body powder dusting, according to court documents. In that case, a jury determined the plaintiff’s diagnosis of ovarian cancer was linked to her use of talcum powder for genital dusting, according to court documents.
For more talcum powder lawsuit news and information, please visit the Talcum Powder Ovarian Cancer Center. The Onder Law Firm is currently accepting inquiries from women and families of women who have suffered from ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder products. Talcum powder lawyers are investigating these inquiries for possible talcum powder cancer claims.
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 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 &amp;amp; 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 lawyers provide information to the public at TalcumPowderOvarianCancerCenter.com.
*Mikhlin and Hoffman et al v. Johnson and Johnson et al, United States District Court in the Eastern District of Missouri, Case No. 4:14-cv-00881-RLW.
**Deane Berg v. Johnson and Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc., U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota, Case No. 09-4179.