In US, Johnson & Johnson hosted another trial, in which the defendant acted Johnson & Johnson company and the plaintiff – a citizen of the United States, ovarian cancer patient. The Court confirmed that the cancer was provoked by the powder production organization “Johnson & Johnson”.
A lady filed a case against Johnson & Johnson
The court session was held on Monday, before the case was heard in three weeks, and one day was devoted to a meeting of judges before the announcement of the verdict. The plaintiff Gloria Ristesund together with his lawyer argued that it is the use for decades powder containing talc and other products under the brand Johnson & Johnson was the cause of cancer. The woman underwent a hysterectomy and several related operations, the disease is now in remission.
The company to pay $ 5 Million
The court agreed with the presented evidence and ordered the company to pay the patient $ 5 million compensation. as well as to cover the legal fees in the amount of $ 50 million.
This is not the first time Johnson & Johnson was sued for fatal disease causing talc
The representative of the respondent Carol Goodrich reported that the company for 30 years conducted research to confirm the safety of cosmetic talc, and judges that the decision is in conflict with the results of these studies. She stressed that Johnson & Johnson will appeal and will continue to defend the safety of the products produced.
This is not the first case against Johnson & Johnson. In October 2015 of cancer in the United States died 62-year-old woman. Her family sued the company $ 72 million, as the disease was caused by talc powder, as in the case described.
More than 1000 similar cases were filed
Total is now in court proceedings is about 1,200 claims of a similar nature, complainants are not satisfied with what Johnson & Johnson did not warn consumers about their carcinogenic products.