Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Margaret M. Thompson, Of Counsel in the firm’s Mass Torts Section, where she primarily focuses on the talcum powder litigation. More than 27 studies have shown that the genital use of talc significantly increases the risk of ovarian cancer. Thousands of cases are filed in federal and state courts around the country with the number expected to grow. As a former OBGYN with more than 25 years’ experience, Dr. Thompson incorporates her clinical experience and medical expertise in her legal practice.
Dr. Thompson joined the firm in December 2016. After leaving her private medical practice in 2008, she began her legal career in transvaginal mesh litigation. Dr. Thompson has also worked as a medical and legal consultant, focusing on obstetrics and gynecology; reproductive law and policy; and the regulation of medical devices.
Dr. Thompson is a graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency and was named Outstanding Surgical Resident. After years of a successful medical practice in Austin, Texas, Dr. Thompson graduated from the University of Texas School of Law with her Juris Doctorate and from the University of Texas School of Public Health, where she earned a master’s degree in public health policy.
She has received numerous medical awards, including Texas Monthly’s Super Doctor, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young.