J&J Hit With $37M Asbestos Talc Verdict In NJ

By Bill Wichert (April 5, 2018, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state jury on Thursday slammed Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier with a verdict of $37 million in compensatory damages over claims a man developed mesothelioma after using the pharmaceutical giant's asbestos-containing talcum powder over several decades.

Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier were hit Thursday with a $37 million compensatory damages judgment after a trial on a man's claims that he was exposed to asbestos through the company's products. (AP)

On their first full day of deliberations in the more-than-two-month trial, jurors sided with plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III and his wife, finding that the company's...

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