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Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Nobody: 10:44am On Jun 24, 2020
A US court has upheld a verdict that talcum powder sold by Johnson & Johnson caused ovarian cancer and ordered the pharmaceutical giant to pay $2.1 billion in damages.

The decision by the Missouri Court of Appeals cut by more than half the $4.4 billion a jury had awarded 22 people in 2018. The court agreed that some of the plaintiffs should not have been included in the case as they were from outside the state.

But the Tuesday decision upheld the awarding of damages for the company “knowingly selling products that contained asbestos to consumers.”

“Because defendants are large, multi-billion-dollar corporations, we believe a large amount of punitive damages is necessary to have an effect in this case,” the judgement said.

“It is impossible to place monetary value on the physical, mental and emotional anguish plaintiffs suffered because of their injury caused by defendants.”

A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson said the company would appeal the decision in the Supreme Court of Missouri, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Johnson & Johnson has faced thousands of lawsuits across the United States alleging it failed to warn consumers of the risk of cancer from asbestos in its talc-based products.

In 2019 a California jury became the latest to award millions in damages to a plaintiff who said the company’s baby powder had given her terminal cancer.

Last month the firm announced it was discontinuing production of its talc-based baby powder in the US and Canada, in part due to the “constant barrage of litigation advertising” over the product.

It will continue to sell the product in the rest of the world, it added.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/06/johnson-johnson-to-pay-2-1bn-over-cancer-causing-talcum-powder/

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Nobody: 10:46am On Jun 24, 2020
How I wish this can happen in Nigeria, undecided undecided. But Nigeria is far behind, and Nafdac here is not helping issues at all angry angry. It saddens my heart. cry cry . Lots of prohibited goods and dangerous materials are out there, ppl consuming it, with ignorance, it saddens my heart.
Painful part it that, u will get to pharmacy stores still see those deadly materials cry cry. Drinks containing poisonous chemicals, you will still see endorsed by etc... Jesus, I weak. cry cry
Pls pals, when buying body things, be careful of chemicals like: steroids, mercury, hydroquinone, Talc etc.
Drinks, be careful of (Aspertame). Etc, I won't say more than this. I pray is shall be well with us all, amen.
Shalom kiss kiss kiss

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Enoch07: 10:49am On Jun 24, 2020
they wants fold up the company?

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by ChiefAfonja: 10:57am On Jun 24, 2020
angry
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Nobody: 10:57am On Jun 24, 2020
shocked

You see?? That's the problem. Whe n you advise people to stop using all these chemical riddled products and learn how to make safe organic products for their babies they'll not listen. Thinking the big cosmetic names are the best.

All talcum powders are highly toxic because of the presence of Asbestos in talc a substance used as a base for making white powder. Imagine an infant constantly inhaling such poison every now and then.including adults.

Its not too late now for intending mothers and lovers of white powder to join our ongoing online organic skin care training to learn how to make safe products for your households and the little darlings.

Holla us now on Facebook @ Rose glow skincare.

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by SpatialKing(m): 10:58am On Jun 24, 2020
Interesting times
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by pesty100(m): 10:58am On Jun 24, 2020
Am i reading this right? It actually says "the company will discontinue sale of the product in America but will continue to sell it all over the world". Even when people are saying the product causes cancer the company still wants to continue to sell this cancer causing product ehn

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by IBILEmayweather(m): 10:58am On Jun 24, 2020
Nice one, this can never happen in Nigeria. Our corruption, impunity and nepotism won’t allow it. Some of these industries have no regard for human life and they keep selling harmful products to consumers. Nonsense and Biafra��‍♂️��‍♂️.
Abeg make I join damn nigar shout “damnnn nigarrr”

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by YorubaKinging: 10:58am On Jun 24, 2020
Dd
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by DexterousOne(m): 10:58am On Jun 24, 2020
Anuoluwa1234:
How I wish this can happen in Nigeria, undecided undecided. But Nigeria is far behind, and Nafdac here is not helping issues at all angry angry. It saddens my heart. cry cry . Lots of prohibited goods and dangerous materials are out there, ppl consuming it, with ignorance, it saddens my heart.
Painful part it that, u will get to pharmacy stores still see those deadly materials cry cry. Drinks containing poisonous chemicals, you will still see endorsed by etc... Jesus, I weak. cry cry
Pls pals, when buying body things, be careful of chemicals like: steroids, mercury, hydroquinone, Talc etc.
Drinks, be careful of (Aspertame). Etc, I won't say more than this. I pray is shall be well with us all, amen.
Shalom kiss kiss kiss

Well said

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Xisnin(m): 10:58am On Jun 24, 2020
Awarding $95 million to each plaintiff is too much.

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by FeliciaOja(f): 10:59am On Jun 24, 2020
Johnson & Johnson
See What Your Powder Did To Me cry
Pay Me My Money..

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by santino09: 10:59am On Jun 24, 2020
Thought pharma Giants can't be touched.
Really sad as I was just with a Johnson and Johnson rep yesterday.

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by paulolee(m): 10:59am On Jun 24, 2020
good, wish it can happen in nigeria, dt means i go don sue so many condoms maketers here in naija for shipping in substandard products which left me with numerous stds when they do burst wen having fun.....na only durex de try..

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by DrObum(m): 10:59am On Jun 24, 2020
It'll continue to sell the product all over the world?

They should sue that company all over the world.

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by money121(m): 10:59am On Jun 24, 2020
Ok
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by olaboy33(m): 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
Science and Technology

Human race self destruct path.
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Dididrumz(m): 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
wow
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Streetmade(m): 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
and some lawyers go share like 1/3 of money oo
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by calberian: 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
Whoa!
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by YorubaKinging: 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
Lol,
World of hypocrites

Are they just aware that they r producing killer powders?

Just like some people worship billgates

These white people are very wicked

They don't have a good heart, that's how God created them

They r the children of the devil, the fallen angels

And all Europeans are them!!

USA , UK, and all great Britain are thier children

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by ChizzyGold: 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
Chai
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by gambia(m): 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
That's huge though. undecided
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Mexeno19(m): 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
[/b] space booked cool[b] space booked
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Nurudeen06(m): 11:00am On Jun 24, 2020
This will never happen in Africa particularly Nigeria grin Nafdac and other agencies would have..............
Abeg who curse us here Even if i ask Nairalanders,who dem go ask??

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Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by Nobody: 11:01am On Jun 24, 2020
It can only happen there and not here because here we are more interested in name calling.
Re: Johnson & Johnson To Pay $2.1bn Over Cancer-causing Talcum Powder by OlujobaSamuel: 11:01am On Jun 24, 2020
Hmmmmmmm, how we wey dey Nigeria go get our share of the compensation?
So they still intend to continue production in other countries, what if supreme court found them guilty after appeal?
Serious fine needs to be placed on them even if they might go bankrupt.

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