Washington Aug 22: A shocking judgment was pronounced yesterday.
A court has ordered the medical, pharmaceutical and consumer giants, Johnson and Johnson, to pay $417m (£324m) after a link between its talcum powder product and ovarian cancer was discovered.
Sources say that the fine is the largest sum awarded in a series of verdicts against the company in the US.The case was brought forward by Eva Echeverria from Los Angeles, who alleged that Johnson and Johnson failed to adequately warn consumers about talcum powder's potential cancer risks.
She has said that "her 60-year use of the product led to her developing ovarian cancer which was diagnosed in 2007."Cancer developed as a 'proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature of talcum powder' - as stated in her lawsuit.She now hopes that the company will put additional warnings on its products.
Her attorney, Mark Robinson, said: "Mrs. Echeverria is dying from this ovarian cancer and she said to me all she wanted to do was to help other women throughout the whole country who have ovarian cancer for using Johnson and Johnson for 20 and 30 years."She really didn't want sympathy. She just wanted to get a message out to help these other women."
The jury's award included $68m (£53m) in compensatory damages and $340m (£265m) in punitive damages after seeing internal documents that, according to Robinson, 'showed the jury that Johnson and Johnson knew about the risks of talc and ovarian cancer.
He added: "Company had many warning bells over a 30-year period but failed to warn the women who were buying its product."
A spokeswoman for the company, Carol Goodrich, said that Johnson and Johnson would appeal the decision but does sympathize with the woman suffering from ovarian cancer as a result of Johnson's baby powder.
Let's hope that many companies take a lesson from the judgment so that such mistakes don't repeat again.
Chennai, Mar 21: Nowadays, Many of the celebrities are coming to limelight after the announcing Bold statements on Film Industry. Recently, actress Sri Reddy made some sensational comments on the c ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 05:07 PM
New Delhi, Mar 21: In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19 billion, making its co-founders - Jan Koum and Brian Acton - very wealthy men. Koum continues to lead the company, but Acton quit earlier t ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 04:14 PM
Hyderabad, Mar 21: Congress Party Leader Revanth Reddy has attacked Governor and Janasena Cheif Pawan Kalyan here on Today. As we knew that, Congress MLAs suspension from TS Assembly sessions by TR ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 01:55 PM
New Delhi, Mar 21: Here is the good news for the Internet lovers, as Reliance Jio has expanded its JioFi family with the launch of a new JioFi 4G LTE hotspot device at a price of Rs. 999. The devic ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 01:22 PM
Mumbai, Mar 21: Bollywood Super Star Aamir Khan might be busy shooting for Thugs of Hindostan, but looks like the work on his most ambitious project till date Mahabharata is continuing in the backgro ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 01:06 PM
Vijayawada, Mar 21: The Andhra Pradesh ruling party TDP is going to celebrate the 36th party foundation day on March 29 in a grand manner. The Party national president and Chief Minister N Chandra ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 12:04 PM
Hyderabad, Mar 21: The Telangana Minister for Municipal Administration KT.Rama Rao told the state Assembly on Tuesday, The TS government has sanctioned Rs.14,133 crore for works under the Hyderabad Me ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 11:48 AM
New York, March 20: Indian cinema icons Shashi Kapoor and Sridevi will be remembered at the New York Indian Film Festival. The event will be held from May 7-12. Shashi Kapoor, star of Merchant-Ivor ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 12:48 AM
Hyderabad Feb 18: A Tollywood Actress is today celebrating her birthday and the Cutest actress Anupama Pareshmawaran has turned 22 today. Currently, the actress is overwhelmed by the joy. The Actre ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 01:03 PM
Mumbai, Feb 15: Sanjay Leela Bhansali's magnum opus Padmaavat hit the screens on January 25, 2018, and has been breaking records at the box-office. The movie stars Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh and Dee ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 06:15 PM
Hyderabad, Feb 12: The Tollywood director Shiva Nirvana is one of the young directors in the Tollywood film industry who made his debut with the film Ninnu Kori. Ninnu Kori has Nani, Nivetha Thoma ..Written by : SMTV24x7 | 01:45 PM
Mumbai, Mar 21: The State Bank of India (SBI) ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: The famous flight services ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: Ahead of the assembly elec ..
Tura, Mar 21: Eight persons were injured when ..
New Delhi, March 20: Low-cost carrier IndiGo ..
New Delhi, March 20: The Congress on Tuesday ..
Jaipur, March 20: The Rajasthan Police Consta ..
New Delhi, March 20: President Ram Nath Kovin ..
Lucknow, March 20: Former Janata Dal-United ( ..
New Delhi, March 20: Delhi Assembly Speaker R ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: In 2014, Facebook bought W ..
New Delhi, Mar 20: Vodafone on Tuesday announ ..
Washington, Mar 20: An Uber self-driving car ..
New Delhi, Mar 20: With the Central governmen ..
Washington, March 18: United Airlines has sai ..
Cairo, March 18: Arab Parliament President Me ..
Geneva, March 18: The UN has appealed for $95 ..
China, Mar 17: China's legislative body, the ..
London, Mar 17: The liquor baron Vijay Mallya ..
Singapore, Mar 16: Singapore is the world's m ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: As we knew that, Dinesh Ka ..
New Delhi, Mar 20: South Africa speedster Kag ..
Colombo, Mar 20: As we knew that, Hero of the ..
Kolkata, Mar 20: As we knew that, Mohammad Sh ..
Colombo, Mar 20: As we knew that, India has b ..
New Delhi, Mar 19: In a surprising news, Dine ..
New Delhi, Mar 17: The Cricketer Mohammed Sha ..
New Delhi Mar 16: Indian Players have once ag ..
Mumbai Mar 15: In a Move to ensure that Local ..
Colombo, Mar 15: India has won the T20 Match ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: Here is the warning call f ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: A compound in beet plant ..
New Delhi, Mar 21: Here is the good news for ..
New Delhi, Mar 20: People with poor oral heal ..
Chennai Mar 14: Do You use a smartphone.A goo ..
New Delhi, Mar 14: Smoking is associated with ..
Mumbai, Jan 14: Oppo F7, the successor to the ..
Hyderabad Mar 13: Are U fond of jewelry?Do yo ..
Washington Mar 13: Currently many people worr ..
Hyderabad Mar 13: Do You eat Home food? Curre ..