The World’s largest Healthcare Company Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $4.69 Billion for Causing Ovarian Cancer in 22 Women
The world’s largest healthcare company Johnson & Johnson had been ordered to pay $4.69 billion for causing 22 women to develop ovarian cancer. The court in the United States had reached a unanimous verdict to award $550 million in compensation to the 22 women and $4.14 billion in punitive damages, of which 6 women had died from ovarian cancer.
” The World’s largest Healthcare Company Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $4.69 Billion for Causing Ovarian Cancer in 22 Women “
Johnson & Johnson talc products were found to contained asbestos that can lead to cancer, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The women and family members had used Johnson & Johnson baby power and talc products over a long period. Their lawyers had alleged the company know their talc products contained asbestos since the 1970s. Talc is the world’s softest rock and is often found together with asbestos. It is often used as cosmetic (talcum powder), baby power, to keep sports players hand dry and is produced as lubricant.
The company will be appealing the case, is also facing more than 9,000 claims on its talc products to have caused cancer development. Johnson & Johnson produces some of the world’s have recognised household brands including contact lens Acuvue, NEUTROGENA, Band-Aid, Listerine and luxury brand Coach.
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