Plaintiff Win In Asbestos Case May Not Be Defense's Loss

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 8:31 PM EST) -- Recently, a Middlesex County, N.J., jury awarded $1.6 million to a young man and his wife in an asbestos lawsuit in which he alleged asbestos exposure through cosmetic talc.

In Kaenzig v. Whittaker Clark & Daniels et al., the plaintiffs claimed that the husband and father of four was exposed to asbestos as a child between 1967 and 1975, when his father, who worked for a company that manufactured personal care products using talc powder, brought home asbestos-containing talc on his work clothes.

The plaintiffs also asserted that personal use of various talc-containing products by family members also resulted in childhood...

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