Practices


Missouri Supreme Court denies requests to delay talc-related cancer trials

January 26, 2017 - The Missouri Supreme Court has denied requests by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) and its supplier of baby powder talc to delay upcoming trials over allegations that the company's talc-based... Read More


Beasley Allen lawyer Danielle Mason selected to help lead Invokana MDL

January 25, 2017 - Danielle Ward Mason, the firm’s leading Invokana attorney, has been appointed to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for Invokana multidistrict litigation. Read More


Missouri court denies J&J request to delay talc-related cancer trials

January 5, 2017 - The Missouri Court of Appeals has denied a request by Johnson & Johnson to delay upcoming trials of ovarian cancer claims brought by individuals and families who allege that use of the... Read More


Lawyers for Talc Cancer Victims Say ‘Judicial Hellhole’ Label Ignores Science

December 15, 2016 - Lawyers representing women whose ovarian cancers have been tied to the use of body powders containing talc say that efforts by corporate-funded defense lawyers to label Missouri courts as... Read More


Ethicon’s Physiomesh used in hernia repair linked to complications, higher incidence of surgical recurrence

December 9, 2016 - Intended for hernia repair, Physiomesh is a flexible polypropylene mesh designed to reinforce the abdominal wall, preventing future hernias from occurring. Read More


Beasley Allen appointed to leadership role in Johnson & Johnson talc MDL

December 6, 2016 - Leigh O’Dell, Beasley Allen Principal, will serve as Co-Lead Counsel for multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving the Johnson & Johnson talc litigation consolidated in Trenton, N.J. Read More


Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Orthopaedics hit with $1 billion verdict in third hip implant bellwether trial

December 1, 2016 - Texas jurors deliberated for less than a day before returning a verdict finding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. unit liable for injuries related to its Pinnacle metal-on-metal... Read More




Jury finds Johnson & Johnson, Imerys liable for $70 million in third ovarian cancer talc trial

October 27, 2016 - A third St. Louis jury has found Johnson & Johnson liable for ovarian cancer linked to talcum powder in its Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Talc supplier Imerys also... Read More


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