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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.

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.


Scott L. Davis