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Johnson & Johnson wins reversal of court order ordering $417 million in damages to woman
Johnson & Johnson got respite when a court dismissed a lawsuit according to which the company had to pay $417 million in damages to a woman who had suffered ovarian cancer because of prolonged use the company's products.

The case was being heard in a Los Angeles court. The woman had approached the court that the company had not adequately warned its consumers about the effects that its products could have had. The lower court had ruled in favour of the woman awarding her $70 million in compensatory damages and $347 million in punitive damages.

The court noted that the trial court's verdict had numerous errors and was based on evidence that has now been termed as 'insufficient'. The court also accepted the company's request to allow a fresh trial.

But this does not seem to be the end. While then woman's lawyer has said that they would be filing an appeal against the court's ruling, the company issued a statement saying that it will continue to defend itself in any of the trials that come its way. 

But this is just one of the claims that the company is facing. Johnson & Johnson is facing close to 5,000 cases and might have to spend millions of dollars in litigation while defending itself in all such cases. And even if it loses one case, it might have to cough up a fortune in compensations. 

Though experts are divided on the issue of the effects of the company's products, there have been various researches that have proven that women who use Johnson & Johnson products in their genital areas have an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

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