Victim settles mesothelioma claim with Colgate-Palmolive
Baby powder is frequently associated with the company Johnson & Johnson, but many other brands produce and distribute this product. Colgate-Palmolive is another such brand, and it recently settled a claim that its baby powder products caused mesothelioma for an out-of-state man. This outcome could be good news for victims in South Carolina who are considering pursuing compensation for their own injuries.
The details surrounding the 67-year-old man’s story are not clear, as he never had the opportunity to tell his story during court proceedings. This is because he reached a settlement with Colgate-Palmolive shortly before they were set to go to trial. However, basic details of the case are available.
According to his claim, the victim developed mesothelioma because of Colgate-Palmolive’s dangerous product. At some point in his life, he had inhaled baby powder that was talc-based and contained cancerous fibers. It is not clear when or over what period of time this occurred, or how long it took the cancer to develop.
It is not uncommon for large companies to choose to settle cases such as this, as they can exercise more control on the information that is released, such as details of the case and the amount of the settlement. Settling is also typically cheaper than fighting accusations in court. However, this should not deter anyone in South Carolina who would like to seek compensation after receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis. In many cases, negligent companies can be held responsible for their irresponsible actions that led to the serious harm of consumers and/or workers.
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