For purposes of this article, the mesothelioma victim in this case will be referred to as Mrs. S.R., and the victim’s daughter will be referred to as Mrs. H.F.

In a recent case, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania rejected the appeal of AII, one of the defendants in the original mesothelioma case, and affirmed a $400,000 compensation award. However, instead of assigning AII half of the verdict, the court distributed liability among AII and two other defendants. Below is more on this case.

In 2019, Mrs. S.R. died of malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that forms in the lining of the chest or abdomen, whose prognosis is often poor. This illness is most commonly associated with asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a mineral that was once widely used in several industries due to its attractive qualities. After Mrs. S.R.’s death, her daughter H.F. filed a legal claim against the entities she blamed for her mother’s illness. Mrs. H.F. blamed her mother’s mesothelioma on the talcum powders she used in her salon between the 60’s and 80’s. According to the lawsuit, the talc in the powders contained asbestos. The lawsuit named several defendants, including the manufacturers of Jean Nate, Jeris, and Clubman and AII, the successor to Clubman.

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