Johnson & Johnson is one of the most recent cases in disputes of this type. In Colombia, PIP implants are one of the most popular. As well as Pollo Campero and the LISA accusation.
The filing of class action lawsuits by the quality of the products of large multinationals that have generated negative impacts on the consumers’ health. For example, causing ovarian cancer. This is one of the main resources that people use to defend their interests and obtain reparations before damage.
In this case, he demandant won the case. Johnson & Johnson was forced to compensate 22 women and their families in the U.S.
The sum to be paid was $ 4,690 million dollars in punitive damages and compensation.
In Latin American countries, one of the most notorious cases of this type was the class action lawsuit for the quality of PIP breast implants, against the German control and certification company TÜV Rheinland.
In 2010 it was demonstrated that the manufactured prostheses were produced with non-medical silicone and without approval. It was discovered by a French health agency. Globally, about 20,000 lawsuits have been filed for this event.
The internal rupture or explosion of the implants caused effects on the health of women and, there were even cases that ended with the death of the patients.
It is estimated that 75% of the implant market of this company was distributed in Latin America, including countries such as Venezuela and Argentina, among others.
In 2013, a very important step in the process was obtained as more than 1,500 Colombians benefited from the ruling of the Toulon court that ordered the initial payments. Now the legal paths continue in search of greater compensation, which is transcendental for victims in distant countries. It has been shown that large companies can be sued and win against defective products, something that is now a real possibility.
Other cases such as LISA with the accusation against multiple defendants: Pollo Campero Guatemala and the corporations representing the interests of the Bosch Gutiérrez and the Gutiérrez Mayorga families. Sued by an ex-member of the Campero Group requesting rescission of the sale of its interest. The LISA, S.A case resolution returned Guatemalan jurisdiction.