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

Since our March 2022 bankruptcy update letter to our talc clients, the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to review Johnson & Johnson’s controversial move to funnel talc-related liabilities into a new company and then declare that company bankrupt. This appeal follows a federal bankruptcy court’s finding that J&J’s calculated maneuver to bankrupt a newly formed company is allowed under bankruptcy law. Full update.

Paraquat Update

Exposure to the dangerous herbicide Paraquat can cause Parkinson's Disease. We are at the mercy of the court as to the speed with which your case will move through the legal system. The first Paraquat trial is tentatively set for summer 2023 of next year. Therefore, we will likely not have other substantive updates until that time. The litigation process is slow, but we are ready for the fight and appreciate the opportunity to seek justice for our clients harmed by Paraquat exposure. Full update.

Roundup Update

GREAT NEWS! The U.S. Supreme Court denied consideration of Monsanto’s appeal of a jury's $25 million award over claims that Roundup causes cancer. The court’s decision is a major blow for Monsanto. If you are a Roundup client, we will be in touch with updates related to your claim. We appreciate your continued responsiveness. Full update.

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!

Community News...

Attorneys Allen Smith and Madison Keyes were named as 2022 Litigators of the Year by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers. Additionally, Madison Keyes was recently elected as Treasurer of Jackson Young Lawyers and looks forward to working with other young lawyers in her area to better the legal community. She was also recently elected Secretary of the Women’s Caucus within the Mississippi Association for Justice.

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