N.Y. Jury Adds $300 Million in Punitive Damages to Earlier $25 Million Award in Asbestos Cosmetic Talc Trial Against J&J
May 31, 2019
NEW YORK –– A New York jury has added $300 million in punitive damages to its earlier $25 million compensatory damage verdict, finding that Johnson & Johnson’s misconduct caused the plaintiff to develop mesothelioma from using talcum powder products, HarrisMartin is reporting.
The New York Supreme Court for New York County jury reached the punitive damage verdict just moments ago, sources told HarrisMartin. On May 21, the jury awarded the plaintiff $25 million in compensatory damages and triggered a second phase of the trial by answering “yes” as to whether the plaintiffs were entitled to punitive damages.
The punitive …