The company denies the charge to the contamination of its products with asbestos or in the falsification of test results.
The court in Missouri (USA) ruled in the case of the presence of asbestos in baby powder Johnson&Johnson (J&J). The jury decided that the company must pay to 22 the plaintiffs of $550 million of compensation for material damage and more than $4 billion in damages, according to Bloomberg.
Basically the company is accused that she did not warn women about the risk of ovarian cancer due to the use of its products for intimate hygiene.
Johnson&Johnson denies the charges of contamination of its products with asbestos or in the falsification of test results. The company said it will appeal the court’s decision.
“This is the result of a fundamentally unfair process that allowed the plaintiffs to represent a group of 22 women, most of whom had no relation to the Missouri, in one case claiming that they have developed ovarian cancer,” said a spokesman for Johnson&Johnson Carol Godwits
“The evidence in the case was just overwhelmed with prejudice,” she added.
Previously, Johnson&Johnson has already lost several processes regarding talc. The largest penalty in this case is $417 million It paid the woman who said she was sick with ovarian cancer after using products J&J on the basis of talc.
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