In early February 2017, Beasley Allen lawyers returned to St. Louis to begin our fourth talcum powder trial, which was a “Defense pick.” Our Plaintiff in the case was Nora Daniels, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May 2013 after having used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for more than 30 years. On March 3, after a multi-week trial, the jury returned a Defense verdict for both Johnson & Johnson and Imerys Talc America, the manufacturer that supplies talc to Johnson & Johnson. This was the first time a jury decided in favor of Johnson & Johnson.
As you will recall, three previous St. Louis juries returned verdicts for the Plaintiff and awarded damages totaling nearly $200 million. While disappointed with the outcome in this case, lawyers in the Mass Torts Section at Beasley Allen continue to evaluate and file cases on behalf of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder and/or Shower to Shower products. We all feel badly for Ms. Daniels and we know all that she has gone through.
Four additional talc trials are currently set to take place in St. Louis later this year. Additional trials are scheduled in Washington, D.C. and California later this year. Beasley Allen lawyers return to St. Louis to begin our fifth St. Louis talcum powder trial on April 10. Our Plaintiff in this case is a 61-year old Virginia resident, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August 2012 after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for more than 40 years. This trial, like the prior trial, is also a “defense pick.” We also have another talc trial in St. Louis scheduled for June 2017. Our lawyers look forward to trying both of these cases.
The lawyers from our firm who are involved in these cases include Ted Meadows, Danielle Mason, David Dearing, Roger Smith, Brittany Scott, Lauren Razick, and Ryan Beattie. We look forward to getting back into the courtroom and moving forward with the legal claims of thousands of victims whose lives have been catastrophically changed by ovarian cancer.
If you have any questions regarding the Talc litigation, or if you would like for us to review a potential claim, contact Brittany Scott or Lauren Razick, lawyers in the Mass Torts Section, at 800-898-2034 or by email at Brittany.Scott@beasleyallen.com or Lauren.Razick@beasleyallen.com.
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