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City of St. Louis Baby Powder Class Action Lawsuit

City of St. Louis Baby Powder Class Action Lawsuit

Johnson’s baby powder was marketed for feminine hygiene without warnings about the risk of ovarian cancer. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed in St. Louis. In 2016, juries in the city awarded $200 million to three women who were injured.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting baby powder induced injury cases in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Overview

Baby powder is one of the most wholesome consumer products, and you were almost certainly covered in it as a child. It contains talcum powder, which is made from an extremely soft mineral.

What is the problem?

Before the mid-70s, talc was often contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. However, even asbestos-free talcum powder products have been associated with a 30-60% increased risk of ovarian cancer.

J&J Faces Over 2,000 Baby Powder Lawsuits

As evidence linking baby powder and cancer grew, Johnson & Johnson continued marketing it as safe for women. The company is now facing about 2,000 lawsuits from women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using baby powder for years.

City of St. Louis Baby Powder Cancer Lawsuits

The city of St. Louis, Missouri is at the epicenter of lawsuits alleging that baby powder causes ovarian cancer when used in the genital area for feminine hygiene:

  • In February 2016, a jury in St. Louis delivered a $72 million verdict on behalf of a woman from Alabama who died of ovarian cancer after using baby powder for 35 years.
  • In May 2016, a jury in St. Louis, Missouri has awarded $55 million to a woman from South Dakota who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson’s Baby Powder for nearly 40 years.
  • In October 2016, the 3rd trial in St. Louis ended in a $70 million award to a woman who got ovarian cancer after using baby powder on her genitals for 45 years.

Lawsuits Centralized in St. Louis Circuit Court

As of October 2015, there were 237 lawsuits filed in St. Louis by women with ovarian cancer, according to Reuters. Johnson & Johnson tried to centralize the cases in federal court, arguing that they were “mass actions.” A federal judge disagreed and sent the cases back to state court in St. Louis where they were originally filed.

What is the problem?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is nationally recognized as a class action law firm. However, our lawyers are filing individual lawsuits rather than a class action for women with ovarian cancer who used baby powder.

About Class Actions

Class actions are designed to maximize efficiency when a lot of people have similar legal claims. However, they are not designed to maximize compensation for individuals with the most serious injuries. In some class actions, lawyers accept “low-ball” settlements and charge massive fees.

Why Our Law Firm is Filing Individual Lawsuits as Opposed to a Class Action

Our lawyers believe corporations should be held accountable for failing to disclose health risks from their products. There is no excuse for putting corporate profits above public health — especially with a devastating side effect like ovarian cancer.

We file individual lawsuits so we can focus our efforts on seeking justice and maximizing compensation for people with the most serious injuries. If you qualify to join this litigation, you could receive compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income, permanent injuries, or wrongful death of your loved one.

Information About the City of St. Louis

St. Louis is a city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. It is home to the Cardinals baseball team, Anheuser-Busch Brewery, and around 320,000 people. The iconic 630-ft Gateway Arch is a symbol of the westward expansion of America. The city is known for its piano-based blues music and a barbecue renaissance in recent years.

Do I have a Baby Powder Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting baby powder induced injury cases in the city of St. Louis, Missouri. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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