BREAKING NEWS – St. Louis jury returns $110 million verdict in trial linking Baby Powder to ovarian cancer
Beasley Allen lawyers returned to St. Louis in early April to start our fifth talcum powder trial. Our Plaintiff in this case is Lois Slemp, a 62-year old Wise, Virginia, resident who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in August 2012. She had used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for more than 40 years.
The court empaneled 12 jurors on April 10, with six additional jurors selected to serve as alternates. Ms. Slemp’s attorneys spent thirteen days presenting evidence to the jury. After opening statements by all three parties, the Plaintiff called her first witness, a cosmetic regulations expert, who testified regarding his review of internal corporate documents and regulatory requirements. Other Plaintiff’s experts who testified included a pathologist and two epidemiologists, all of whom addressed causation issues. Defense attorney’s began presenting their evidence on May 1st. This trial, like the last trial, is also a “defense pick,” and the trial is expected to last a total of four to five weeks.
Our firm has another talc trial in St. Louis scheduled for June. Additional talc trials are currently set to take place in St. Louis this fall, as well as additional trials scheduled in Washington, D.C., and California this summer. 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.
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