When people think of the dangers of asbestos, it is generally in the context of old buildings that may have an increased risk of exposure. One of the deadliest consequences of asbestos exposure is mesothelioma and other cancers, which can obviously prove fatal. If you or a loved one has developed cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert asbestos attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
In the second such jury trial in two months, Johnson & Johnson was deemed to be responsible for causing mesothelioma in California woman Joanne Anderson, who was exposed to baby powder laced with the carcinogen found in asbestos. A California state court awarded Anderson $21.7 million and must decide if punitive damages are to be awarded as well. Trace amounts of asbestos were found in J&J’s iconic baby powder, and the jury decided that J&J knowingly exposed Anderson to the deadly powder. Anderson was represented by attorney David Greenstone of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC of Dallas, Texas.
Johnson & Johnson currently faces lawsuits from over 9,000 people claiming that asbestos in the baby powder has led to diseases, primarily ovarian cancer. J&J maintains that asbestos is not, and never has been, used in their products.