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Talcum Powder Case Could Have Significant Implications

July 12, 2018 - 8:00 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Closing arguments are underway in a major talcum powder cancer case downtown. 

The plaintiffs, 22 women, claim they got ovarian cancer from asbestos in talcum powder. 

Talcum powder Attorney Jim Onder is not involved in the suit, but says if the jury rules against Johnson and Johnson, it could be significant.

“I think this case is very important because it points out for the laymen the fact there is asbestos in talcum powder. It’s one of those little known facts that have been hidden from the public for decades, as the plaintiffs evidence has shown,” he says.

Lawyers for Johnson and Johnson argued the product is safe.

Juries in St. Louis and around the country have handed down a series of multi-million-dollar verdicts against talcum powder manufacturers, although some have been reversed on appeal.