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Speaker, "Talcum Powder - An Emerging Risk," AIRROC WFH Webinar

 
September 22, 2020

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Asbestos Litigation
 
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Husch Blackwell partner Scott Davis will participate in the AIRROC WFH webinar, "Talcum Powder - An Emerging Risk," on Tuesday, September 22, 2020.

Presenters:
Angie Springer, Claims Expert, Swiss Re
Ken Battis, Claims Expert, Swiss Re
Scott Davis, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Exceptionally large verdicts are commonplace in asbestos lawsuits, but a multibillion-dollar verdict involving a product historically thought to be one of the safest tends to capture national attention. In July 2018, a Missouri jury awarded $4.69B to 22 women in the first lawsuit to allege that asbestos, contained in talcum baby powder, caused ovarian cancer.

Topics for discussion include:

  • Explain what talcum powder is and how it becomes contaminated with asbestos.
  • Provide the legal history and development of this emerging risk as well as the current legal landscape and the science behind the allegations.
  • Address the potential liability faced by manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, and insurers and will discuss future implications.

For more information about this webinar, visit the AIRROC WFH Webinars website.

Professional:

Scott L. Davis

Partner
 

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