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Thousands Of Prospective Plaintiffs Turn Up After Massive Talc Verdicts In St. Louis

Forbes Business

August 3, 2016

Nexsen Pruet litigator Michael Jordan has been closely following recent developments related to talc powder lawsuits across the country.

Writer John Breslin recently called on Jordan while reporting a piece published by Forbes. The article examines cases linking ovarian cancer with the use of talc powder. Recently in St. Louis, a jury awarded $72 million to the family of a woman who died. Since then, thousands of individuals have come forward asking attorneys to look into similar matters.

Jordan spoke about why the damages against Johnson & Johnson may have been so large, and what may be seen in future cases.


An excerpt:

Michael Jordan, a partner with the Nexsen Pruet law firm in South Carolina who has defended companies against talcum powder lawsuits, said juries in large cities and in certain parts of the country can be very generous with awards. 

“Verdicts of these sizes are not surprising in a large city where the defendant is a corporation,” said Jordan, adding that the amount ultimately transferred is often much, much smaller.

St. Louis, where many hundreds of cases against Johnson & Johnson have, or will, be filed, has a reputation as one of those cities where juries have delivered huge dollar awards, Jordan said. He cited areas of Texas, also. 


Read the full article from Forbes.

J. Michael Jordan practices in the firm's Business Litigation Group, and has been national and local coordinating counsel for numerous manufacturers and distributors of capital equipment and recreational products. He has tried cases to verdict in Texas, Illinois, Louisiana, North Carolina, Georgia, Montana and South Carolina and has appeared as counsel in state and federal courts in more than 30 states.