Authored by: Ollie Lammers
According to Law.com, talcum powder cases against Johnson & Johnson are starting back up in July as courthouses start to open up.
Virtual trials did happen in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic against Johnson & Johnson, but those talcum powder cases were primarily mesothelioma victims. The pandemic halted ovarian cancer trials alleging Johnson & Johnson talcum powder was the cause of their cancer.
Many courthouses are reopening, and trial dates are scheduled this summer, including Illinois, Missouri, and Pennsylvania.
Trials will include COVID-19 precautions with social distancing, masks, and possibly a fully vaccinated jury.
Some judges have even tried to suggest having a vaccinated-only jury. Many defense attorneys, primarily those representing pharmacy companies, insist that having a vaccinated-only jury would not be a fair cross-section of the community.
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