Johnson & Johnson will have to compensate its clients for over two billion dollars. So the American Supreme Court decided that rejected the appeal of the multinational. The company will have to pay $ 2.1 billion for the talc produced by the company that has been targeted in dozens of lawsuits accused of causing cancer. Without comment, Bloomberg reports, the Supreme Court rejected J&J’s objections to the 2018 verdict by a Missouri jury that talc would have helped cause ovarian cancers in 20 women.
Jurors had set $ 25 million for each of the 20 women in compensatory damages and 4 billion in punitive damages. A figure then halved by the court of appeal. Johnson & Johnson has to date stopped selling Baby Powder in the US and Canada, while the product remains on sale in other markets.