The next step for out-of-state plaintiffs making their case in Missouri will be to persuade Judge Burlison of their right to keep their case in his state. This could force them to delve into the detail of how and where the products they used were manufactured. If they can convince the judge that this is relevant to their case, it could mean that J&J’s supplier Pharma Tech Industries – an organization based in Union, Missouri – is named as an additional defendant in future cases.