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Pre-Trial Hearing Scheduled In Talcum Powder Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

Attorneys in pending St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit announce Counsel Status Hearing has been scheduled for July 14.

The St. Louis talcum powder lawsuit was filed in December of 2014 by more than fifty plaintiffs who allege that they or a loved one developed ovarian cancer as a result of regular talcum powder use. Defendants in the case include the marketer of talcum powder products, Johnson & Johnson, as well as the drugstore Walgreens and the talc mining company Imerys Talc America, according to court documents. A fourth defendant, the Personal Care Products Council, was dismissed earlier this year but charges remain against the other defendants, according to court documents.

Ovarian cancer is a serious disease that poses a fatal risk to women who contract it, according to court documents. Early warning signs and symptoms are difficult to detect; often, the disease is only diagnosed in its late stages when it has potentially already metastasized, or spread to other parts of the body. Advanced stage cancer is difficult to treat and produces significant pain and suffering in its victims. Plaintiffs in this talcum powder lawsuit cite multiple research studies which say that when talcum powder is used for genital dusting, talc particles may enter the female reproductive system and migrate to the ovaries, where they may remain for years without disintegrating, according to court documents. Talc particles in the ovaries can create inflammation, making conditions ripe for the growth of cancerous cells. Plaintiffs in this St. Louis talc lawsuit allege that their diagnoses of ovarian cancer are directly linked to their use of talcum powder products for perineal dusting. The lawsuit is currently scheduled for jury trial on December 14, 2015, according to official court documents. A version of this article was originally posted on PRWeb. Talcum Powder Lawsuit - Ball & Bonholtzer Trial Attorney - Los Angeles

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