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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.

The family of a deceased Texas petroleum worker recently filed a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit against the victim’s employer, Phillips 66, over allegations that the company knew about dangerous working conditions, including asbestos exposure, but did nothing to warn employees. The plaintiffs’ lawsuit asks the court to award exemplary damages (sometimes referred to as punitive damages) for what they deem to be especially egregious behavior on the part of the defendant.

According to the asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County District Court, the deceased worked from 1955 to 1979 for Phillips Petroleum at the company’s Bogner facility as an insulator, during which time he was exposed to asbestos. As a result of the exposure to asbestos, the victim developed mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that commonly affects the body’s vital organs like the heart, lungs, and abdomen. In January 2017, the victim passed away due to his condition, which the lawsuit alleges was a painful experience.

The plaintiffs claim that Phillips Petroleum was well aware of the dangers employees faced while working with asbestos and other carcinogens but did not put in place reasonable safety measures to prevent foreseeable health consequences or warning employees about the risks. This indifference to worker safety was tantamount to an act of malice, and Phillips Petroleum should therefore be subject to severe punishment, according to the plaintiffs.

The trial in an asbestos cancer lawsuit recently began in South Carolina, pitting the survivors of a mesothelioma patient against Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and the outlet of Rite Aid. The trial begins on the heels of a substantial multi-million dollar verdict handed down by a New Jersey jury last month in a case brought by another mesothelioma victim who claimed that use of Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder products resulted in a mesothelioma diagnosis.

According to the talcum powder asbestos cancer lawsuit, filed in Darlington County Court of Common Pleas, the 30-year-old victim passed away from a very rare form of cancer after using Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products for decades sold by Rite Aid. In addition to filing suit against Johnson & Johnson for marketing the product and Rite Aid for distributing it, the plaintiffs filed suit against Imerys Talc, which supplied the key ingredients used.

The plaintiff’s surviving family members, who filed the claim on her behalf, claim the victim used Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products nearly every day of her life and that these products were contaminated with asbestos. Asbestos and talc are naturally occuring minerals often found in deposits side by side with each other, and the former is directly associated with developing mesothelioma and other deadly diseases.

A California jury recently awarded a plaintiff $4 million in punitive damages after determining that pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson acted with malice when it produced and sold talcum powder products contaminated with deadly asbestos fibers. The punitive damages award comes just days after the same jury handed down a substantial $21.7 million in compensatory damages in a case which is Johnson & Johnson’s second trial loss in as many months.

The 68-year-old plaintiff in the case claimed she developed mesothelioma cancer as a result of decades of using talc-based products sold by Johnson & Johnson. While Johnson & Johnson has denied any liability in the case, the company faces thousands of other lawsuits across the country brought by victims claiming they developed mesothelioma, ovarian cancer, and other cancers after using talcum powder products.

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that commonly affects the thin linings of tissue surrounding vital organs like the lungs, abdomen, and heart. Due to the latency period of the disease, many asbestos cancer victims do not show symptoms for 20 to 50 years, which leaves them with diminished treatment options. Even though medical science continues to make progress every day with treatments, there is still no definitive cure for a mesothelioma diagnosis.

A Los Angeles jury recently handed down a substantial verdict in favor of a mesothelioma victim who filed an asbestos cancer lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson, Cyprus Amax Minerals, Honeywell International, a unit of Brenntag and other local talc suppliers. In their verdict, the jury awarded the plaintiff $21.7 million in compensatory damages and will soon decide whether or not to punish the defendants further by awarded punitive damages.

The victim and her husband originally filed their mesothelioma cancer lawsuit against the defendants in 2017, alleging Johnson & Johnson knowingly sold talc products sourced from asbestos contaminated mines. As a result of using talcum powder over the course of many years, the victim developed mesothelioma, according to the lawsuit.

Jurors found Johnson & Johnson 67% responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries and will have to pay a share of the award proportional to this determination. The remainder of the award will be split among the remaining defendants in the case.

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