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Baby powder cancer case, Johnson fined 154 crores



New Delhi. Johnson and Johnson, the world’s biggest healthcare maker, will pay an $18.8 million (Rs 154 crore) fine on a California man who claimed the company’s baby powder caused cancer. A jury member at Default State Court in Auckland found the victim, Anthony Hernandez Valadez (24), had developed cancer after using baby powder and that the company was to blame.

Anthony Hernandez Valadez alleged the company hid the problem with the baby powder. Using the company’s talcum powder since childhood led to mesothelioma cancer near the chest. About it, the company Johnson & Johnson said that the company’s baby powder – is sold in special white bottles, which never contain asbestos. It is safe and cannot cause cancer. They are seeking a settlement to avoid lawsuits and billions in legal fees and expenses.

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Johnson & Johnson has been in controversies before and had to pay a fine
Johnson & Johnson products were also promoted and the company had to pay damages. However, in previous cases, the company had pulled the products from the market citing a drop in sales. Also in this case, the victim had to fight a long legal battle of about two years. Now, while handing down the verdict, the court has ordered the company to pay a fine of Rs 154 crore.

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