Class action filed against Johnson & Johnson over talc cancer claims

By Lhalie Castillo | Jun 13, 2018

ST. LOUIS – Consumers and estate representatives have filed a class-action lawsuit against talcum powder manufacturers over allegations their products caused ovarian cancer.

Cynthia Gibson, Heidi Amiro, Lois Arnstein, et al., individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on June 1 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against Johnson & Johnson Inc., et al. alleging strict liability for failure to warn and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as a result of using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, the plaintiffs and their decedents wrongfully developed ovarian cancer because of the talc in the products.

The plaintiffs hold Johnson & Johnson Inc., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to warn of and caused ovarian cancer in consumers because of exposure to talc, asbestos, heavy metal and other carcinogens allegedly in their products.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek damages of $25,000 and all further relief as the court may deem just, proper and equitable. They are represented by James G. Onder, W. Wylie Blair and Stephanie L Rados of The Onder Law Firm in St. Louis and by others.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC06811

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