Talc Jury Told They Could Save Lives By Ruling Against J&J

Law360 (December 6, 2019, 6:58 PM EST) -- An attorney for a woman alleging Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her ovarian cancer told Missouri jurors on Friday that they could save thousands of women's lives with a verdict against the industry giant, while J&J's counsel countered that this was an attempt to inflame jurors so they would ignore the science.

On the first day of the trial, Allen Smith of The Smith Law Firm PLLC, representing plaintiff Vickie Forrest, told the St. Louis jury that his client's ovarian cancer was completely avoidable, if only J&J had warned women of the risks of using talcum powder on their genitals....

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