In Suit Linking Talc Products to Mesothelioma, Plaintiffs Agree to Reduced Damages
Jerome Block, a partner with Levy Konigsberg who represented the plaintiffs at trial, said Friday his clients were satisfied with the outcome and "look forward to moving this case toward completion." The adjustment took down the ratio of punitive damages to compensatory damages.
A woman who claimed that decades of exposure to Johnson & Johnson’s asbestos-containing talcum powder had caused her to develop mesothelioma has signed on to a $105 million punitive damages award, after a Manhattan judge reduced a $300 million jury verdict in her favor.
The order from Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Gerald Lebovits found that a jury in 2019 awarded plaintiffs Donna and Robert Olson excessive damages following a 14-week trial on the couple’s failure-to-warn and defective design claims against J&J and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
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