New Jersey Court Awards $117 Million To Man Who Developed Mesothelioma After Using Johnson and Johnson Talcum Powder Products.

Mesothelioma is a terminal form of cancer. This deadly disease can be contracted through exposure to asbestos. The longer and more exposure you have with a product containing asbestos, the more likely you are to contract and develop mesothelioma. Because symptoms may not develop for years after exposure, it is important for potential victims to turn to an experienced asbestos personal injury attorney expert here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. Our Boston injury lawyer specialists have decades of experience helping our clients through complicated litigation.

Stephen Lanzo and his wife have been awarded over $100 million in damages by a jury in New Jersey. It was alleged by the plaintiff that he developed mesothelioma through his use of asbestos-containing Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) talc powder products. A jury found J&J to be liable for 70% of the injury and found that the supplier Imerys Talc was responsible for the remaining 30%. The award was split into two categories: the first, $37 million was awarded in compensatory damages; second $80 million for damages.

Just last fall, a California jury found in favor of J&J, holding them not responsible for causing the plaintiff’s cancers. In a similar event, two lawsuits in the state of Washington were dropped prior to trial due to a lack of evidence.  A spokesperson for the company believes that they will appeal the decision.

If you or a loved one have been subjected to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have endured. The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our Boston asbestos personal injury lawyer experts or our personal injury attorneys by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!

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