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Posted on October 1, 2019 by

Missouri Supreme Court Ruling Impacts Talcum Powder Litigation

Most people are aware of the multiple lawsuits that Johnson & Johnson is facing. The claim is that their talcum powder led many women to develop cancer, and those women are looking for justice. A lot of them will be disappointed to learn that they might not get it. 

Missouri Supreme Court Ruling in Johnon & Johnson Case

Earlier this year, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled against joinder for Johnson & Johnson. This legal term refers to the way that two or more cases are often combined. This allows cases to be heard when they might not be heard otherwise. 

In the St. Louis court, many of out of state residents were able to use joinder to sue Johnson & Johnson. That went directly against Missouri State Law. There were more than 700 lawsuits filed in St. Louis, but only 40 of those individuals were verified Missouri residents. Consequently, only those 40 were allowed to continue.

A Word of Advice From Your St. Louis Product Liability Attorneys

The situation that Johnson & Johnson faces is dire, and there will likely be even more lawsuits filed in the near future. But talcum powder is certainly not the only dangerous product on the market.

If you're in need of St. Louis product liability attorneys, please contact us. Using a product can sometimes lead to harm, and when it does, you need to know that the law is on your side.