Johnson & Johnson and its talc mining company have been slammed with a $37 million verdict in a lawsuit filed by an investment banker who blamed J&J’s products for causing him to develop mesothelioma.
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April 6, 2018 – Jurors in a state court in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on Thursday ruled that Johnson & Johnson and Imerys SA actively concealed evidence that their talc-based hygiene products — including Johnson’s Baby Powder — had been contaminated with asbestos for decades, leading to the development of Plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III’s mesothelioma. Next week, the jury will decide whether punitive damages — damages awarded as punishment — are appropriate in the case.
The verdict marks the 1st time in U.S. history that a jury has backed a consumer’s allegations that a company’s product can cause mesothelioma, a rare and often deadly form of lung cancer that has been repeatedly linked to asbestos. Approximately 6,000 lawsuits are still pending against J&J, filed by women who claim that asbestos in the company’s baby powder and other hygiene products causes the disease.
“While we are disappointed with this decision, the jury has further deliberations to conduct in this trial and we will reserve additional comment until the case is fully completed,” Carol Goodrich, a J&J spokeswoman, said in an email.
Jurors in a courthouse located about a mile from J&J’s headquarters in New Brunswick took about a day to return their verdict, awarding Lanzo $30 million for his pain and suffering. The panel awarded Lanzo’s wife, Kendra, $7 million in damages as well.
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