Joseph G. Baladi was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 2000 and the Mississippi Bar in 2001. Since joining Watkins & Eager, Joe's experience has included numerous pharmaceutical litigations, medical malpractice bench and jury trials, and product liability trials. Joe's involved in several professional organizations and serves as co-chair of Watkins & Eager's Mass Tort and Repetitive Exposure practice group. Joe regularly speaks and presents on the subjects of science at trial, Daubert issues, damages in personal injury, and discovery issues.
REPRESENTATIVE CASES:Eldridge v. UMMC, Hinds County Circuit Court, 251-09-910 (July, 2012) (Defense verdict)Richard Pierce v. 3M Company, et al.: Circuit Court of Jones County, Mississippi, Second Judicial District; Civil Action No. 2012-73-CV7 (March, 2013) (Defense verdict)Beneficiaries of Lawrence Armstrong, Deceased v. Pangborn Corporation, et al.: Circuit Court of Clairborne County, Mississippi; Civil Action No. 2011-189 (September, 2013) (Defense verdict)Billy George Wachter v. American Optical Corporation, et al., Circuit Court of Washington County, Mississippi; Civil Action no. 2012-0038 Cl (November 2013) (Voluntarily, and without settlement, dismissed client with prejudice before we put the last defense witness on the stand. Sole remaining defendant obtained a defense verdict.)Banks v. 3M Company, et. al., Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi, Civ. No. 251-12-201 (December, 2014) (Defense Verdict)Parks v. Altcon, Inc. 161 F. Supp. 2d 645 (M.D.N.C. 2001) (Summary judgement granted in case involving pharmaceutical clinical trial)Langston v. Pangborn, Corp. 2014 347718. *1 (S.D. Miss. Jan, 31, 2014) (Summary judgment granted in silica case on statute of limitations)Clanton v. 3M Company, et. al. Circuit Court of Hinds County, Mississippi; 251-12-720-CIV (Summary judgement granted in silica case on design defect and failure to warn)