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Talc Plaintiff Passes Away Before Trial

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jacqueline Fox, the plaintiff in a trial set to begin on February 1, 2016 in the Circuit Court of The City of St. Louis, Missouri passed away  Oct. 6, 2015, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer. Her son Marvin Salter will now be her representative in the trial which will proceed as planned. 

Ms. Fox was 59 years of age when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Since then, she went through multiple surgeries and chemotherapy regimens. Ms. Fox used Johnson's Baby Powder and Shower to Shower for female hygiene for more than 35 years. Johnson & Johnson failed to warn her about the risk of ovarian cancer. To this day, those products provide no mention of the risk of cancer even though the talc mining company has been providing Johnson & Johnson with a warning of such a risk since 2006. In addition, the medical literature has suggested a risk of ovarian cancer as far back as the 1970s.

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.

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