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MULTIMILLION-DOLLAR AWARD IN TALCUM POWDER ASBESTOS SUIT

Attorneys openly wept in a courtroom earlier this month after jurors handed down an $80 million award in punitive damages for their client. The plaintiff, a 46-year-old investment banker, says that he developed lung cancer as the result of asbestos in his talcum powder. He sued the makers of the powder, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and the company that mined the talc -- Imerys SA. This brings the plaintiff's total award to $117 million.

Why was asbestos used?

These days, all you hear about asbestos is how dangerous it is, and with good reason. It can lead to an aggressive and often fatal cancer known as mesothelioma. Even in less drastic cases, it leads to serious respiratory issues. It's been banned for a reason, and it's not something to take lightly.

Military asbestos exposure: what you need to know

The men and women (enlisted personnel and officers alike) sacrifice much in pursuit of protecting our country's freedoms. Members of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard face long stretches of time away from their loved ones, deployment to active war zones or combat sites, brutal conditions, physical harm and more.

What Is The "Sophisticated User" Doctrine?

If you are a worker who became ill after exposure to asbestos, and if part of your legal case involves claims against a manufacturer of a product containing asbestos, you may hear of the "sophisticated user" doctrine. There's a possibility that the defendant manufacturer may try to show that because you are a professional who is familiar with the risks inherent in products containing asbestos, that they bore no responsibility to warn you of these dangers. In short, warning sophisticated users of the dangers of certain products would be akin to warning a blacksmith that fire is hot: it's simply not necessary.

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