A significant award.
Lanzo’s attorneys had argued during the trial — which began in late January — that Lanzo contracted mesothelioma as a result of applying the company’s products to his skin for more than 30 years. His suit claimed Johnson & Johnson knew its products contained asbestos but didn’t properly warn its consumers.
Lawyers for Johnson & Johnson, however, argued Lanzo grew up in a house in Montclair with basement pipes wrapped in asbestos. They also argued that schools in Montclair that Lanzo attended have also been treated for asbestos.