The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a request by Johnson & Johnson to move thousands of talcum powder cancer lawsuits out of a St. Louis state court.
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What’s the problem?
February 9, 2017 – Missouri’s highest court last month rejected J&J’s appeal seeking to transfer most of the 2,500 lawsuits pending in St. Louis state court to the original jurisdictions in which they were filed.
The complaints were filed by women and their families who claim Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower body powder increase the risk of ovarian cancer when applied to the vaginal area. J&J argues that numerous studies have found no link between talcum powder and cancer.
St. Louis has become a hub for talcum powder litigation, and J&J has recently suffered 3 costly defeats there totaling nearly $200 million. The company had hoped to reverse that trend by changing venues to potentially friendlier jurisdictions.
J&J argued in court filings that plaintiffs’ attorneys tainted the St. Louis jury pool by spending nearly $10 million on TV commercials in 2016, with most of the ads being aired in St. Louis. Plaintiffs’ lawyers have denied these allegations.
The next trial is scheduled to begin this week in St. Louis. In that case, Nora Daniels of Tennessee alleges she developed ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for more than 3 decades.
Do I Have a Talcum Powder Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in talcum powder lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new talcum powder cancer cases in all 50 states.
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