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Johnson & Johnson tendrá que pagar USD 2.100 millones por vender talco con productos cancerígenos

El Tribunal Supremo de EEUU rechazó un recurso de la farmacéutica, lo que puso fin a años de litigios y demandas colectivas por la presencia de amianto que podría producir cáncer de ovarios.

El Tribunal Supremo de Estados Unidos se negó el martes a estudiar un recurso de la empresa farmacéutica estadounidense Johnson & Johnson, confirmando así condena a pagar 2.100 millones de dólares en concepto de daños y perjuicios por la venta de polvos de talco fabricados con productos cancerígenos.

El más alto tribunal del país no explicó, como es habitual, su decisión, que pone fin a años de litigios y podría tener repercusiones en otras demandas colectivas.

El fabricante de productos de higiene recibió miles de denuncias en los últimos años de personas que lo acusaron de vender talco que contenía amianto y provocaba cáncer de ovarios.

Johnson & Johnson siempre negó esas alegaciones. La compañía ha sido condenada varias veces, una de ellas en 2018 por un jurado que la condenó a pagar 4.400 millones de dólares a 22 demandantes por daños y perjuicios.

En junio de 2020, un tribunal de apelación de Missouri redujo esta cantidad al considerar que algunos demandantes, al no tener vínculos con el estado, no debían haber sido incluidos en el juicio.

Sin embargo, el tribunal determinó que el grupo había “vendido a sabiendas productos que contenían amianto a los consumidores”, lo que causó “gran angustia física, mental y emocional”.

Johnson & Johnson presentó un recurso ante el Tribunal Supremo de Missouri, que se negó a estudiar el caso, y luego al más alto tribunal del país, que hizo lo mismo este martes.

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