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Robinson Calcagnie, Smith Law Team Up To Take Down J&J

Robinson Calcagnie, Smith Law Team Up To Take Down J&J
by Daniel Siegal of Law360.com. August 25, 2017

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Allen Smith, Mark Robinson, and their five law firm team of attorneys have set a record for damages awarded in talcum powder litigation. A California jury found Johnson & Johnson's talc products caused a woman's terminal cancer and award her $417 million.

Attorney Allen Smith Appears on “Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly” – Talc on Trial – NBC News

Allen Appears on "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" - Talc on Trial
by NBC News. July 30, 2017

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Kate Snow reports on the heated debate over talc, the main ingredient in baby power, which some believe can increase the risk of ovarian cancer. In the past 18 months, juries have ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $300 million in damages while the company, which is appealing, insists that it’s safe and that the science proves their case.

Johnson & Johnson Hit With a $417M Verdict In the 1st California Talc Cancer Trial

Johnson & Johnson Hit With a $417M Verdict In the 1st California Talc Cancer Trial
by Law360.com. August 21, 2017

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The first California state jury to evaluate the possible link between Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products and ovarian cancer set a high-water mark on Monday with a $417 million verdict for the company’s role in causing a woman’s terminal cancer, surpassing large awards from earlier trials in Missouri.

Jury awards $110 Million Verdict Over Talc Cancer-Link Claim

J&J Loses $110 Million Verdict Over Talc Cancer-Link Claim
by Margaret Cronin Fisk & Tim Bross. May 4, 2017 (Updated)

From Bloomberg.com

Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a St. Louis jury to pay more than $110 million to a Virginia woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum products....

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Jury awards more than $70M to woman in J&J baby powder cancer lawsuit

J&J Loses Third Trial Over Cancer Link to Talcum Powder
by Margaret Cronin Fisk & Tim Bross. October 27, 2016

From Bloomberg.com

Johnson & Johnson lost a third straight trial over claims its talcum powder can cause ovarian cancer with a St. Louis jury awarding a California woman more than $70 million...

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Nominated for Public Justice’s 2016 Trial Lawyer of the Year

Allen was nominated as one of the 5 finalists for Public Justice’s 2016 national Trial Lawyer of the Year.

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David v. Goliath, Mississippi style – May 3, 2016

By Patsy R. Brumfield
From Mississippi Today

There's a Mississippi connection to the latest jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson over its talc products: Ridgeland attorney R. Allen Smith is the David going against the health care products giant. On Monday, a St. Louis, Mo., jury ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $55 million to a woman who claimed use of their talc products caused her ovarian cancer.

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J&J Faces 1,000 More Talc-Cancer Suits After Verdict Loss – May 2, 2016

by Margaret Cronin Fisk, Tim Bross and Jef Feeley

From Bloomberg

Johnson & Johnson must pay $55 million to a 62-year-old South Dakota woman who blamed her ovarian cancer on the company’s talcum powder in the second such trial loss this year. J&J is accused in more than 1,000 lawsuits in state and federal courts of ignoring studies linking its Shower-to-Shower product and Johnson’s Baby Powder to ovarian cancer. Women contend the company knew the risk and failed to warn customers.

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I turned down $1M from Johnson & Johnson, and blew the whistle instead – May 2, 2016

Jane Ridley

From The NY Post

Cosmetics giant Johnson & Johnson was last week ordered by a Missouri jury to pay $72 million in damages to the family of a woman whose death from ovarian cancer was linked to her decades-long use of the company’s talc-based Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products. Ovarian cancer survivor Deane Berg, 58, a physician’s assistant from Sioux Falls, SD, believes the judgment is a great victory. Here, Berg tells The Post’s Jane Ridley her story.

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