Baised against the poor

  • 14/01/1998

Year Corporation Country Cause of damage Number of Claimants Compensation
(US $)
Compensation/
Claimant(US $)
1984 Union Carbide India Methyl isocyanate gas 600,000 470 million 783
1985 Johns Manville USA Asbestos exposure 60,000 2.5 billion 41,667
1986 A H Robins USA Dalkon Shield (intra-uterine device) 94 520 million 5,531,915
1994 Union Carbide, Bristol Myers & Squibb, Dow Corning USA Silicone gel(breast implants) 650,000 4.2 billion 6,462
Source: Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahyog Samiti/Bhopal Group for Information and Action, 1994