For more than two decades, The Smith Law Firm, PLLC has fought for those who have been injured or killed by defective medical products, drugs, and cosmetics, or were exposed to toxic chemicals at work. When companies put the pursuit of profits over the safety of their employees and consumers, innocent people can get hurt. We work hard for our clients every day and appreciate the opportunity to represent you! We hope this seasonal newsletter provides an overview of our work here at The Smith Law Firm and includes helpful information about your case. To learn more about Who We Are, check out our website or watch below:

Resources and Updates

Talc Update

Johnson & Johnson continues its quest to block lawsuits from approximately 40,000 ovarian cancer patients through its bankruptcy filing. On Monday, September 19, 2022, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia reviewed Johnson & Johnson’s questionable bankruptcy filing, asking the company’s lawyers if the company’s use of the bankruptcy system was a legal strategy to gain a “litigation advantage.” Following this hearing, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether the bankruptcy should be dismissed, which would allow talcum powder ovarian cancer lawsuits to resume. We will update our talc clients as soon as the court rules on this question. Full update.

Paraquat Update

Exposure to the dangerous herbicide Paraquat can cause Parkinson's Disease. The Smith Law Firm is at the forefront of this litigation, having filed hundreds of cases in the MDL and state court. We are continuing to file our clients’ cases and support the efforts of all plaintiffs seeking justice from greedy corporate defendants. The first Paraquat trials in the MDL and California state court are set for Summer 2023. However, these dates are tentative and subject to change. The litigation process is slow, but we are ready for the fight and appreciate the opportunity to represent our clients harmed by Paraquat exposure. Full update.

Roundup Update

The Smith Law Firm has already recovered millions of dollars on behalf of its clients affected by Roundup. Science shows that exposure to Roundup can cause Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, as well as other types of lymphoma. We are committed to achieving the best outcome for our clients who have suffered because of Monsanto’s failure to warn consumers about the dangers of its weedkiller. If you are a Roundup client, we will be in touch with you with any and all updates related to your claim. We appreciate your continued responsiveness.

We are not afraid to take on big corporations.

The Smith Law Firm is co-lead counsel on major class action lawsuits happening across the country! These class action lawsuits include actions against McDonalds, Fitbit, and Frickenschmidt Foods. We also are in a class action lawsuit against an Ohio Oil Company on behalf of one-hundred Ohio-based producers of natural gas. Based on preliminary expert estimates, damages could well exceed $1 billion in this case. Please see our website to learn more about these class actions and to see if you might be eligible for compensation!

The Smith Law Firm

in the news...

Check out the September issue of The New Yorker, featuring The Smith Law Firm. 

Allen Smith, on behalf of Deane Berg, was the first lawyer to seek damages for a client based on injuries caused by talcum powder exposure. From that first lawsuit to today, The Smith Law Firm takes an aggressive stance with these cases and has secured almost $1 billion in trial verdicts on behalf of its talcum powder clients.

Let us work for you.

If you or your loved one has been wronged by a corporation; injured or killed by a defective medical product, drug, or cosmetic; or exposed to a toxic chemical inside or outside the workplace, call The Smith Law Firm, PLLC to fight for you.


Our team of experienced trial lawyers are ready to stand up and demand justice for you and your family.

The Smith Law Firm, PLLC

300 Concourse Blvd., Suite 104 Ridgeland, MS 39157

Phone: 601-952-1422 | Toll Free: 866-952-1422