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The sixth talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is set for trial in a matter of days and will take place in a California state court to determine whether or not the company is liable for the victim’s injuries. The mesothelioma cancer lawsuit also names cosmetics company Chanel and talc supplier Imerys Talc USA as defendants for also producing carcinogenic products the plaintiff claims contributed to her terminal cancer diagnosis.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff developed mesothelioma as a result of years of asbestos exposure from using Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, along with Chanel’s No. 5 After Bath Powder. The lawsuit claims both the companies’ products were manufactured with talc supplied from Imerys, which the parties knew to be contaminated with asbestos.

Johnson & Johnson faces thousands of other lawsuit across the country in which plaintiffs allege their serious medical conditions, including mesothelioma and other cancers, were caused by talc-based products produced by the company. The talcum powder cancer lawsuits claim Johnson & Johnson and its supplier were fully aware of the dangers posed by its talcum powder products but did not put any warning labels on packaging to alert consumers to the dangers.

An aircraft mechanic from Texas and his wife recently filed a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit against the husband’s former employer and its parts supplier claiming the defendants are responsible for the victim’s malignant cancer diagnosis. The asbestos cancer lawsuit names Lockheed Martin Corp., 3M Co., and General Dynamics Corp. as parties responsible for the plaintiff’s mesothelioma diagnosis and seeks damages for the victim’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.

According to the mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas, the victim worked for approximately 40 years as an aircraft mechanic for Lockheed Martin Corp. after graduating high school in 1963. During that time, he was frequently exposed to deadly levels of asbestos fibers in products used, manufactured, and sold by the defendants.

The plaintiff claims he was never warned by any of the companies about the dangers of using asbestos-containing products and subsequently developed mesothelioma as a result of his prolonged exposure to the carcinogen. The asbestos cancer lawsuit claims the defendants owed the plaintiff a duty to warn him about the dangers of asbestos, which were known to the companies, but instead chose not to take reasonable safety precautions to prevent foreseeable injury.

The Virginia Supreme Court recently issued an important ruling in an asbestos cancer lawsuit allowing the plaintiffs to continue with their claim on behalf of their decreased mother who passed away due to exposure to toxic asbestos dust. The 4-3 decision affirms long standing tort law in the state, establishing a duty to defendants to exercise reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injuries to persons within the scope of harm.

According to the mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, originally filed in a Virginia circuit court but later moved to a federal District Court, the victim developed her deadly cancer after years of exposure from asbestos fibers brought home on her father’s clothes. The complaint alleged that the victim, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2013 and died three years later, regularly helped launder her father’s clothes, who worked as a at Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, a business now known as Huntington Ingalls Inc., routinely brought home asbestos dust on his clothing.

Asbestos is a naturally forming mineral once commonly used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and military capabilities, particularly in the shipping industry, because of its heat resistant properties. The substance is directly linked to developing mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer commonly affecting the thin linings of tissue surrounding the vital organs like the heart, lungs, and abdomen.

 The adult children of a man who passed away from mesothelioma recently won a huge court victory when an appeals court upheld a lower court’s ruling allowing the group to proceed with their own wrongful death claims against asbestos companies they say are responsible for their father’s passing. The case is another classic example of asbestos companies and other negligent parties avoiding responsibility for their indifference to public safety and compensating victims and their families for the harm incurred.

The case began years ago when the plaintiff filed his mesothelioma cancer lawsuit in a California Superior Court against several defendants, accusing the group of manufacturing and marketing asbestos contaminated products that caused his mesothelioma cancer diagnosis. The plaintiff was able to settle his asbestos cancer claims with all but two of the defendants, Elementis Chemicals, Inc. and Union Carbide Corporation (UCC), and eventually went to trial to hold the remaining parties accountable.

The jury eventually ruled in favor of the plaintiff, apportioning some of the blame to Elementis Chemicals and UCC, for which the two defendants would receive some credit since other parties already settled cases with the plaintiffs, effectively reducing the amount they owed the plaintiff. During an appeal, the victim passed away from mesothelioma and the plaintiff’s wife was able to settle the claims with Elementis Chemicals.

Pharmaceutical and cosmetics giant Johnson & Johnson is facing three more asbestos cancer lawsuit trials across the country over allegations that the company’s talcum-based products caused various types of cancers developed by the plaintiffs. Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier, Imerys Talc USA, have recently lost a series of trials in which juries handed down substantial verdicts in favor of plaintiffs to compensate the victims for their mesothelioma cancer diagnoses.

In California, attorneys for both sides will soon give their closing arguments in an asbestos talcum powder cancer trial in a Los Angeles Superior Court room. In that case, the plaintiffs represent the estate of the cancer victim who allegedly passed away from a mesothelioma diagnosis brought on by years of using talcum powder products produced by Johnson & Johnson and sourced with materials from Imerys.

In South Carolina, Johnson & Johnson will soon give its opening statements in a talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuit and will do the same a week later in a Middlesex County Superior Court in New Jersey. Those two upcoming trials also allege that Johnson & Johnson and talc supplier Imerys Talc USA knowingly produced and sold talcum powder products contaminated with asbestos fibers.

Personal care products company Colgate-Palmolive recently reached a settlement with a California man in a talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuit on the verge of trial in state Superior Court. The terms of the settlement were not released in the case of the now 67-year-old man who claimed he developed his disease as a result of years of using talc-based products developed and sold by the defendant, which formerly did business as the Mennen Co. The two-sides resolved the case during a lunch break after spending several days selecting a jury for trial.

According to the mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff developed his mesothelioma cancer after decades of using asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products marketed by Colgate-Palmolive and Menen Co. The plaintiff claimed the defendant knew fully well about the asbestos contained in its Mennen Baby Powder but did nothing to warn consumers about the risks associated with exposure to the deadly carcinogen.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer directly linked to asbestos exposure. The disease can take several decades to show symptoms, known as the latency period, and commonly affects the thin linings of tissue surrounding vital organs like the lungs, abdomen, and heart. Due to the long latency period, mesothelioma patients often have diminished treatment options which can complicate the prognosis of their condition. While research continues on searching for a cure for the disease, none exists at this time.

A California appeals court recently issued a ruling in an asbestos cancer lawsuit allowing the plaintiffs to have their case reheard and pursue additional damages which were improperly excluded from consideration by the trial court. The case is being brought by the seven surviving children of the deceased who passed away after a battle with mesothelioma which the plaintiffs claim was a direct result of exposure to asbestos-laden products sold by Pep Boys auto parts stores.

According to the mesothelioma cancer lawsuit, filed in Francisco City and County Superior Court, the plaintiff was a “do it yourselfer” who frequently performed his own work on his vehicle, including changing brake pads made with asbestos and sold by Pep Boys from the 1960s through the mid-1980s. Throughout the course of repairing and replacing his brakes, which included brushing brake dust from auto wheel drums, grinding or sanding brake shoes, handling core brake parts, and sweeping up brake dust, the victim inhaled friable asbestos dust.

As a result of decades of exposure to and inhaling asbestos fibers, the plaintiff developed mesothelioma and received a diagnosis for such in April 2010 and ultimately succumbed to the illness just three months later at the age of 75. In January 2011, the deceased’s adult children filed a mesothelioma lawsuit on his behalf against Pep Boys, claiming the company knowingly sold a dangerous product and was therefore responsible for the cancer diagnosis.

A former Illinois aircraft mechanic recently filed an asbestos cancer lawsuit against several defendants the plaintiff claims are responsible for the lung cancer diagnosis he received in 2017 after decades of exposure to the deadly carcinogen. The mesothelioma cancer lawsuit names CBS Corporation, General Electric, John Crane Inc., Honeywell International, Union Carbide Corporation, and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company as defendants.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the plaintiff was exposed to asbestos while he worked as an aircraft mechanic from 1963 to 2011. The lawsuit claims the defendants either manufactured or installed asbestos products to which the plaintiff was exposed during his career. The plaintiff further alleges that the defendants knew full well that their asbestos-laden products were harmful to workers but chose not to warn him or others of the dangers.

Asbestos was once used in a variety of industrial applications for its heat-resistant and malleable properties, which made it ideal for numerous uses. Unfortunately, the once-popular insulation material is directly linked to developing deadly cancers, including mesothelioma. Despite knowing for decades about the risks associated with exposure to asbestos, companies continued to manufacture and install these products to the detriment of innocent people simply trying to earn a living and support themselves and their families.

A California jury recently handed down a substantial verdict in an asbestos cancer case involving a plaintiff who developed mesothelioma as a result of secondhand exposure to asbestos fibers brought home on his father’s work clothes. The jury’s $11.4 million award included $5 million to the plaintiff and his wife for what the panel deemed to be malice on the part of the defendant, Liberty Utilities, now known as Park Water.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that commonly affects thin lining of tissue surrounding vital organs like the lungs, heart, and abdomen. The disease is directly linked to exposure to asbestos, a naturally occuring mineral once commonly used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and military applications due to its malleability and heat-resistant properties. Mesothelioma usually takes 20 to 50 years to develop, which can leave patients with limited treatment options by the time a diagnosis is made.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the plaintiff developed his cancer as a result of being exposed to asbestos fibers his father unknowingly brought home from his job at Liberty Utilities (Park Water). The plaintiff’s father worked at Liberty Utilities (Park Water) from 1970 to 1985, where he cut, installed, and repaired asbestos-cement water pipes but was unaware of asbestos exposure and its dangers.

The daughter of an asbestos cancer victim who passed away from his disease recently filed asbestos lung cancer Illinois state court against her father’s employer and several other defendants alleging the companies failed to exercise due care. The asbestos lung cancer lawsuit names Buffalo Air Handing Inc., Cooper Industries LLC, URS Corp. and others as defendants and seeks compensation for the victim’s wrongful death.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in St. Clair County Circuit Court, the victim developed his lung cancer from decades of working with asbestos contaminated products produced and/or distributed by the defendants. The plaintiff’s lawsuit alleges that the defendants knew of the risks associated with products containing asbestos but made a conscious decision not to inform the plaintiff and others of the risks associated.

The victim received his lung cancer diagnosis in December 2017 and passed away soon after in February 2018, at which point the victim’s daughter continued the suit on his behalf to recover compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of his estate. Sadly, many other asbestos cancer victims suffer the same fate as the one in this case where they are given little time left to live and pursue justice against those who caused their irreversible condition.

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