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Rikki Klieman, CBS, Johnson Johnson discussed on 24 Hour News

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Cbs news legal analyst rikki klieman discusses the lawsuit of thousands arguing that johnson and johnson southam powder products like baby powder caused them to develop ovarian cancer she appeared on cbs this morning deliberations lasted less than an hour what does that tell that seems awfully short while we have to divide it up into two halves of this trial deliberations were eight hours for the compensatory damages that still by the way really short for for six weeks of testimony including a myriad of experts compensation is compensatory what did you suffer did you lose your life did you have injuries did you have treatment conscious pain and suffering things that we can actually calculate then each side after that verdict which was five hundred fifty million dollars divided by twenty two plaintiffs or approximately twenty five million a pace then ten minutes argument each side for punitive what our punitive just like it sounds punishment so how are we gonna punish johnson and johnson in order to give a message to the world which is what it was argued to do what was the message though i mean they're punishing johnson johnson that's a lot of punishment it's actually one of the most extraordinary amounts of money and punitive damages what you have is four point one four four billion with a b dollars in punitive damages as a punishment but they calculated that i'm not so sure they calm calculated the compensatory they calculated by looking at it this way seventy million dollars was what johnson and johnson earn on the towel products by the way it's not only baby powder it's also shower to shower let's not forget so what they did was they looked at that time forty three years and they looked at their net worth and the net worth here sixty three billion dollars in two thousand eighteen thirteen billion dollars for johnson johnson consumer it was very well calculated to come up with the billions but we have to look at the appeal the appeal is critical johnson johnson is very confident this will get reduced by the judge or reversed on appeal they've been very successful in their post trial practice that is cbs news legal analyst ricky kleemann w w j news one forty three sports on the way hey this is dr drew before you hit the road for anybody cation.

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