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Woman Awarded $13 Million for Mesothelioma From Talcum Powder

On Tuesday, May 5, a jury in Los Angeles awarded $13 million in damages to a woman who contracted mesothelioma from talcum powder.

Lawyers for 73 year old Judith Winkel, who was diagnosed in January 2014, said she contracted the disease from using Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder, which contained asbestos and is manufactured by Colgate Palmolive Company who are based in New York. The jury upheld the claims saying that Colgate was 95 percent responsible for Judith Winkel’s mesothelioma, which is a fatal lung disease.

Her lawyers went on to say that the company knew or should have known about the dangers of asbestos since the 1930s.

Having deliberated for two hours the jury found in Winkel’s favor for all 21 verdict questions. They also found that Colgate Palmolive acted with malice.

A Colgate Palmolive spokesman said that the company was disappointed with the verdict.

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