Talcum Powder Lawsuit Trial Scheduled for February 6, 2017 in Missouri, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports
June 27, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsJune 27, 2016 - Hundreds of talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits) http://www.rxinjuryhelp.com/talcum-powder/lawsuit/) continue to move forward in a consolidated litigation currently underway in Missouri. According to an Order issued on June 20th in the Missouri Circuit Court for St. Louis City, a trial scheduled to begin on February 21, 2016 will instead begin two weeks earlier, on February 6th. The case involves six plaintiffs who claim that their regular, repeated use of Johnson & Johnson's talc-based powders contributed to the development of ovarian cancer. (No. 1522-CC10417)
"Our Firm is representing clients who also allege that the use of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder and other talcum powder products for feminine hygiene resulted in ovarian cancer. We will be watching developments in the Missouri litigation closely, as verdicts in these trials could provide some insight into how juries will decide other talcum powder lawsuits," says Sandy A. Liebhard, a partner at Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective medical devices, drugs and consumer products. The Firm is offering free legal reviews to women whose talcum powder use may have contributed to the development of ovarian cancer.
Talcum Powder Litigation
Court documents indicate that Johnson & Johnson is a defendant in more than 1,200 talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits that are now pending in courts around the country. In addition to the Missouri cases, nearly 200 claims have been centralized in a multicounty litigation now underway in New Jersey's Atlantic County Superior Court. Plaintiffs allege that as early as the 1970s, studies have suggested that the regular and repeated use of talc-based powders for feminine hygiene purposes increased a woman's risk of ovarian cancer. They further assert that Johnson & Johnson has been aware of this association for years, but placed profits before consumer safety by withholding information and warnings from the public. (In Re: Talc-Based Powder Products, Case No. 300)
In April, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri, awarded $55 million in compensatory and punitive damages to an ovarian cancer victim who used Johnson & Johnson's talc-based powders for nearly 40 years as part of her feminine hygiene routine. In February, another St. Louis jury ordered the company to pay a total of $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer. According to that lawsuit, Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower had been a regular part of the Decedent's daily feminine hygiene routine for more than 30 years. (Case No. 1422-CC09012-01)
Women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer following the long-term, regular use of talc-based products for feminine hygiene purposes may be eligible to file their own talcum powder lawsuit. To learn more, please visit Bernstein Liebhard LLP's website, or call 800-511-5092 to arrange for a free, no obligation case review.
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Sandy A. Liebhard, Esq.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP