2016 top verdicts nlj Beasley Allen secures three of the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts in 2016The National Law Journal has recognized Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., on its annual list of the nation’s Top 100 Verdicts for three separate trial victories on behalf of cancer victims.

In 2016, the firm secured jury verdicts of $72 million, $70 million and $55 million, the third, fourth and fifth largest personal injury verdicts of the year, all against Johnson & Johnson for ovarian cancer claims related to the use of talcum powder. The rankings are based on research by ALM’s VerdictSearch, the recognized leader in U.S. verdict information.

“We take great pride in achieving justice for those injured by corporate actions, and we try mightily to change negligent corporate behavior to prevent future tragedies,” said Jere Beasley, principal and founder of the firm.

Beasley Allen has numerous ongoing lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson on behalf of ovarian cancer victims and their families. The lawsuits contend that the companies have known about the dangers of talcum powder use for genital hygiene for decades, but have tried to suppress and dismiss the numerous scientific studies showing the link between ovarian cancer and the long-term use of talc.

In addition to Mr. Beasley, firm attorneys honored in the national report on top verdicts include Ted MeadowsDavid Dearing, Ryan Beattie and Brittany Scott.

Beasley Allen shares the recognition with its co-counsel, The Smith Law Firm, PLLC, of Ridgeland, Miss., and local counsel Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson of St. Louis.

Headquartered in Montgomery, Ala., Beasley Allen is comprised of more than 70 attorneys and 200 support staff. One of the largest Plaintiffs law firms in the country, Beasley Allen is a national leader in civil litigation, with verdicts and settlements in excess of $26 billion. Beasley Allen was one of only 12 firms in the nation named by Law360 to its Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms list in 2015, and the firm was included on the National Law Journal Midsize Law Firm Hot List and the NLJ Elite Trial Lawyers List in 2014.

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