A Missouri federal court has remanded a talcum powder exposure suit, rejecting Johnson & Johnson’s position that the claims of 80 plaintiffs were misjoined and finding that the underlying claims were “sufficiently related to support joinder in the case.”
In the July 11 ruling, the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Missouri said that the defendants had failed to demonstrate diversity of citizenship, and as a result, the court lacked subject matter jurisdiction over the case.
The underlying suit was filed by 80 plaintiffs, all of whom alleged that they developed ovarian cancer as a result of the use of Shower to Shower talc powder manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
Baby powder is marketed for the treatment and prevention of diaper rash. Some products contain talcum powder, a mineral that is used to absorb moisture and reduce friction. It has also been marketed for use by adult women as a feminine hygiene product.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer and have used talcum powder, then you may be eligible to file a claim against talcum powder manufacturers. Houssiere Durant Houssiere, LLP are investigating claims that talcum powder has caused ovarian cancer for many women. Call the Houssiere Durant Houssiere, LLP law firm (888) 881-8100 or fill our contact form to see if you are eligible for a potential talcum powder lawsuit.