ST. LOUIS — Multiple consumers are suing a major consumer goods manufacturer, alleging breach of implied warranty.
Rebecca Jinright, Cathleen Acker, Toni Adams, Lisa Albertin at al. filed a complaint on June 1 in St. Louis 22nd Judicial Circuit Court against Johnson and Johnson Inc.; Johnson and Johnson Consumer Inc. and Imerys Talc America Inc., alleging that the defendants failed to use reasonable care in designing, testing, inspecting, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, marketing, distributing and preparing written instructions and warnings for Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they purchased and applied talcum powder manufactured by the defendants. The plaintiffs claim they experienced adverse health effects, including ovarian cancer, due to the material's carcinogenic properties.
As a result, plaintiffs were injured and suffered damages, namely ovarian cancer, which required surgeries and treatments.
The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to design and/or manufacture products that are fit for their intended use and failed to provide adequate warnings and instructions concerning the risks of using the product.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for exemplary damages for the aggravating circumstances of decedents' deaths and to deter defendants and other like conduct, and such other and further relief as the court deems just and proper. They are represented by James G. Onder, William W. Blair and Stephanie L. Rados of Onder, Shelton, O'Lear and Peterson LLC in St. Louis and Ted G. Meadows of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis and Miles PC in Montgomery, Alabama.