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Company: Johnson & Johnson
Current Parent CompanyJohnson & Johnson
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Penalty: $2,500,000,000
Year: 2021
Date: June 1, 2021
Offense Group: safety-related offenses
Primary Offense: product safety violation
Mega-ScandalTalc Litigation
Violation Description: In 2018 a Missouri state jury awarded $4 billion in damages to a group of women who claimed they developed ovarian cancer from using Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder. A state appeals court reduced the award to $2.1 billion. That award was upheld by the Missouri Supreme Court. After the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear J&J appeal, the company paid the award plus interest, reporting the total as $2.5 billion.
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: St. Louis City (Missouri) Circuit Court
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case Name: Ingham v. Johnson & Johnson et al.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: verdict
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: New Jersey
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
Specific Industry of Current Parent: pharmaceuticals
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