On April 11, 2018, a Brunswick, New Jersey awarded a historic verdict in the case of Stephen and Kendra Lanzo v. Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Imerys Talc America, Inc.
After a three month trial, the jury found unanimously that Johnson’s Baby Powder contained asbestos during the years of Stephen Lanzo’s use from 1972 to 2003 and that both Johnson Consumer, Inc. and Imerys Talc America, Inc. had failed to adequately warn about this severe health hazard.
The jury awarded punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. in the amount of $55 million, and $25,000 million against Imerys Talc America, Inc. This compensation to Mr. and Mrs. Lanzo was in addition to another $37 million in compensation the same jury awarded for Stephen Lanzo’s asbestos mesothelioma.
The Lanzos were represented at trial by Moshe Maimon of New York and New Jersey– based Levy Konigsberg, L.L.P. and Joseph Satterley and Denyse Clancy of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, P.C. of Oakland, California.