Lawyers know that jurors are the finders of fact at trial. The goal of a personal injury trial is to convince a jury that the plaintiff was injured by the defendant and, as a result, the defendant owes compensation to the plaintiff for said injury. To succeed in a personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove, among other things, the existence of a direct causal link between the defendant’s actions or inactions and plaintiff’s injuries. Even though larger studies may not have strengthened a suggested causal link between talc in baby powder and ovarian cancer, some juries have been convinced that link exists. Here is the latest verdict in what will likely be a long string of personal injury/product liability trials seeking to link plaintiffs’ ovarian cancer diagnoses to their use of talc-containing baby powder. Having spent the majority of my legal career working on such matters (and combing through every line and statistic of research data on a regular basis to determine the strengths and weaknesses of each study or abstract published and how it applies to my cases), I will be keeping a close eye on the developing research and subsequent trial results. Stay tuned!