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- A New York court fined Johnson & Johnson $ 120 million
Johnson & Johnson’s troubles have increased once again. A New York court has fined Johnson & Johnson $ 120 million. The famous multinational company has been ordered by a New York state judge to pay $ 120 million in damages to a Brooklyn woman and her husband.
The woman has accused the company of using Johnson’s talcum powder for a long time, causing damage to her health. The court has upheld the woman’s claim and the company has been fined $ 120 million. The woman’s lawyer told the court that the company’s documents show that she had been aware since the 1970s that talcum powder could cause health damage, but this was hidden. Therefore, the court accepted the woman’s claim as true and fined the company.
Johnson & Johnson said it would appeal the lawsuit. The lawsuit will cite “significant legal and evidentiary errors”. The company said that we sympathize with those suffering from cancer. We believe that our powder is safe and cannot cause cancer.
Significantly, the company is accused of having cancer causing elements in its baby powder. The company has over 15 thousand cases, which states that baby powder has caused mesothelioma, which is an aggressive cancer.