New York Jury Hearing Asbestos-Tainted Talc Case Awards $7 Million

(December 23, 2015, 12:55 PM EST) -- NEW YORK — A New York jury awarded a woman’s estate $7 million on Nov. 24 for asbestos exposure from consumer talcum powder. It is believed to be the state’s first such verdict, sources told Mealey Publications (Claudine Discala, as administrator of the estate of Joan Robusto v. Charles B. Chrystal Company Inc., et al., No. 190413/2013, N.Y. Sup., New York Co.).

After being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, Joan Robusto filed suit in New York County Supreme Court against numerous companies whose conduct allegedly exposed her...
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