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Mesothelioma victim wins millions in Johnson & Johnson case

Johnson & Johnson is almost synonymous with baby products, and an untold number of families in South Carolina use their products on a regular basis. Unfortunately, their popular baby powder product may not be as safe as the company claims. One consumer developed mesothelioma after many years and thousands of applications, and recently won $25.75 million in damages.

Mesothelioma: Did your job make your sick?

The United States is definitely a country that was built upon the labor of its citizens. Whether you live in beautiful South Carolina or another part of the nation, it is logical to assume that somewhere nearby, you can find active signs of labor or vacant structures that give glimpses of industries that closed their doors long ago. Perhaps you have served on a ship in the U.S. military or worked in a textile mill. The fruits of labor can be seen throughout the nation. Sadly, however, so can the downsides, such as those now suffering from mesothelioma or other illnesses caused by asbestos exposure. 

Worker who found out about asbestos exposure placed on leave

South Carolina employers who know of asbestos risks must not only inform workers who may be exposed to it on the job but must also provide proper training and equipment to keep them as safe as possible. If employers fail in their duties, they may be held accountable for injuries suffered by employees. In another state, a situation involving asbestos exposure has led to a lawsuit filed by a worker who says his employers retaliated against him to keep him quiet.  

Asbestos litigation ongoing regarding punitive damages

New headlines still abound with stories regarding a major jury verdict that held Johnson & Johnson liable for more than $100 million in damages for asbestos-related injuries. The manufacturing conglomerate is now battling plaintiffs in a separate state, where are attorneys are arguing for punitive damages on behalf of their clients. The ability to seek punitive damages in asbestos litigation is not something all states allow. South Carolina residents with questions about such issues may seek answers by reaching out for legal support.  

City official says asbestos exposure possible at vacant apartment

Many apartment buildings, homes and business complexes in South Carolina currently stand vacant for various reasons. Some are scheduled for demolition and may pose some of the same health risks that an evacuated apartment building in another state was recently found to contain. This particular building poses an asbestos exposure risk to any and all who occupy the premises.  

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