The New York Jury Awards $325 Million To Couple from J&J For Asbestos Exposure
As per reports, St. Louis-based mesothelioma law firm of Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd representing Donna and Robert Olson on their claim of lifetime exposure to asbestos causing terminal mesothelioma due to the usage of Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower won a $325 million award in New York last week. The Olson’s who live in Delaware got $25 million in compensatory damages & $300 million in punitive damages.
Johnson & Johnson informed “This trial suffered significant legal and evidentiary errors which Johnson & Johnson believes will warrant a reversal on appeal. Decades of tests by independent experts and academic institutions repeatedly confirm that Johnson’s Baby Powder does not contain asbestos or cause cancer. Of all the verdicts against Johnson & Johnson that have been through the appellate process, everyone has been overturned. Further, there have been several trials where juries have concluded that Johnson & Johnson’s product was not responsible for the plaintiffs’ cancer, and in other instances, judges have dismissed cases outright, based on their own review of the facts.” in an email to Business Journal.
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