Published 5:23 p.m. CT Nov. 1, 2017
Montgomery lawyer Jere Beasley claims: ‘They knew way back to 1979 the affiliation between talc and ovarian most cancers. They knew that 1,500 ladies had been dying annually from ovarian most cancers brought on or not directly contributed to by talc.”
Johnson’s child powder(Photo: Jeff Chiu/AP file)
ST. LOUIS — Survivors of a girl who claimed that Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder contributed to her ovarian most cancers are difficult a Missouri appeals courtroom ruling that threw out a $72 million award.
The property of Jacqueline Fox, of Birmingham, Alabama, was awarded the cash in 2016 within the first of a number of instances in St. Louis claiming talc powder contributed to most cancers. Fox died in 2015 at age 62.
A Missouri appeals courtroom dominated final month that the state wasn’t the right jurisdiction, citing a June resolution from the U.S. Supreme Court that mentioned there should be a connection between the plaintiff’s claims and the state the place a lawsuit is filed.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch experiences that Fox’s survivors on Tuesday sought one other overview of the case or a switch to the Missouri Supreme Court.
The Beasley Allen legislation agency in Montgomery represents the plaintiffs.
“Multiple juries have now heard weeks of testimony, seen reams of internal documents and heard from numerous experts for both sides before finding that Johnson & Johnson products are responsible for ovarian cancer,” mentioned Beasley Allen’s Ted Meadows in an emailed badertion. “It’s time for Johnson & Johnson to quit playing legal games and start warning women — just as their competitors are doing.”
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