A major lawsuit is set to begin this week in which 22 women allege they developed ovarian cancer as a result of using Johnson & Johnson products containing talc.
The trial in Missouri state court will become the first to take place since the U.S. Supreme Court decision last year that made it harder for nonresident litigants to pursue claims in multi-plaintiff lawsuits.
The 22 plaintiffs are alleging that their use of J&J baby powder over many years led to ovarian cancer. The allegations are similar the plaintiffs in four earlier cases against J&J, which produced jury verdicts ranging from $55 million to $110 million. Those cases each involved individual plaintiffs.
Most of the 22 plaintiffs in the latest case are not from Missouri.
Last year, in a decision involving Bristol-Myers, the high court tightened the rules governing where corporate defendants could be sued. The ruling impacted many talcum powder lawsuits in Missouri. Some were sent to federal court and others were relocated New Jersey.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, used Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder or Shower to Shower on genital areas for an extended time, you should contact one of Ross Feller Casey’s experienced talcum powder lawyers for a free case evaluation.
Ross Feller Casey, among the nation’s leading personal injury law firms, is representing more than 100 women from across in United States in talc-ovarian cancer lawsuits.
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