Whittaker, Clark & Daniels to pay $18m in talc scandal


Figure is the largest award to date for a mesothelioma claim linked to cosmetic talc exposure

Whittaker, Clark & Daniels to pay m in talc scandal

Specialty chemicals distributor Whittaker, Clark & Daniels has been ordered to pay $18.07m in a high profile case concerning cosmetic talc.

The Brenntag-owned company has been dealt the largest financial penalty to date for a claim of this sort. Whittaker, Clark & Daniels was accused of marketing its talc as asbestos-free without sufficient testing.

The Los Angeles jury delivered the verdict on 19 October after a six week trial, which sought to rule on a case regarding Philip Depoian, 68, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in May 2015.

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