• New Jersey Jury Awards $37 Million Compensatory Damage Verdict in Asbestos-Talc Case
  • April 24, 2018 | Author: James F. Coleman
  • Law Firm: Goldberg Segalla LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • NEW JERSEY — On April 5, 2018, a Middlesex County, New Jersey jury awarded $37 million in compensatory damages to Plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III and his wife, Kendra, in a mesothelioma case. The plaintiffs alleged that Lanzo developed mesothelioma from his decades-long exposure to asbestos-containing talcum powder sold by Johnson & Johnson and supplied by Imerys Talc America, Inc. The jury awarded $30 million to Lanzo and $7 million to his wife.

    The jury will return on April 10, 2018, to consider the plaintiffs’ claims for punitive damages.