Beasley Allen lawyers will be in St. Louis, Missouri, this month for another talc trial in Missouri state court. Our Plaintiff, Vickie Forrest, was diagnosed with stage 2 ovarian cancer in 2012. Ms. Forrest, a resident of St. Louis, began using baby powder at age 15 and continued to use baby powder for decades.

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been in the news for recalling more than 30,000 bottles of baby powder due to asbestos contamination. In response, retailers including Walmart, Target, CVS and Rite Aid pulled all 22-ounce bottles from their shelves. Our lawyers are seeking more information about the asbestos results and testing.

J&J will continue to face thousands of talcum powder lawsuits in state courts across the country, as well as in the multidistrict litigation (MDL) in New Jersey Federal Court. Our lawyers look forward to the opportunity to get back in the courtroom and continue to seek justice for Ms. Forrest and the thousands of other women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using J&J talc-based body powders. For additional information on these cases, contact Ted Meadows, Leigh O’Dell or Brittany Scott.

This story appears in the December 2019 issue of The Jere Beasley Report. For more like this, visit the Report online and subscribe.

Jere Beasley

Jere Beasley, the founding member of Beasley Allen Law Firm, has practiced law as an advocate for victims of wrongdoing since 1962. He was the lead Beasley Allen attorney in the record $11.9 billion award against ExxonMobil Corp. on behalf of the state of Alabama.

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