The firm's founder secured a $4.7bn ruling against Johnson & Johnson in the US
A leading US lawyer who won a landmark $4.7bn ruling against Johnson & Johnson in the US over claims its talcum powder caused cancer has launched a group action to compensate victims in the UK.
Mark Lanier is one of the founding partners of Lanier, Longstaff, Hedar & Roberts LLP, set up to target corporate wrongdoing that has harmed people on a large scale.
With an estimated 41,000 people with ovarian cancer in the UK and a further 2,700 diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, the lawyers believe there may be thousands of victims who can trace their asbestos exposure back to using talc from a variety of manufacturers.
Lanier, Longstaff, Hedar & Roberts argue the pharmaceutical giants have known for deca...