Product Failures at Johnson & Johnson

DePuy Knee Lawsuit News

Johnson & Johnson has a long history of catastrophic product failures

Monday, July 10, 2017 - The Food and Drug Administration order for a recall of the Depuy Knee replacement device officially stated that the device "may not be able to handle the loads transferred to them during normal activities," in a Class One recall stating the fact that those with the knee replacement have a reasonable probability of experiencing, "serious adverse health consequences or death." Such shocking negligence is nothing new to the Johnson & Johnson company as the company has a long history of putting profits before public health concerns and fraudulently failing to warn the public. DePuy, the maker of the Attune knee replacement device, is owned by Johnson & Johnson Company and is a part of the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices group which has been responsible for many product liabilities and medical device failures in the past.

Depuy Hip Replacement Recall

In 2010, Johnson and Johnson subsidiary DePuy was forced to voluntarily order a global recall of the ASR XL Acetabular System and the ASR Hip Resurfacing System due to their premature failures that affected thousands of hip replacement patients and forcing them to undergo a second surgery to replace the replacement. Doctors seem to have focused their marketing of the hip replacement surgery on older, more trusting patients and these senior citizens suffer the most from the hip replacement's shortcomings. The lawsuits and complaints against Depuy claiming the hip replacement device caused infections, swelling, and pain led to the product recall. In additions, patients have suffered from the faulty device claim tissue damage and bone loss have made walking difficult or impossible.

If you received a Depuy hip replacement between the years 2003 and 2010, and have experienced the symptoms of the faulty hip replacement device you can sue DePuy for compensation and pain and suffering.

Physiomesh Hernia Mesh

Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson Company is the maker of the Physiomesh, another in the endless stream of faulty Johnson's medical products. On 25 May 2016, a hernia repair product called the "Physiomesh" was recalled by the company because of numerous complaints and law suits due to the high rates of complications. The mesh is made from polypropylene, the least expensive material on the market, but the product's safety warnings prohibit the material from "permanent use within the body."

No More Tears Baby Shampoo

The Johnson & Johnson Company was forced to recall its popular baby shampoo "No More Tears" because the products contained cancer-causing 1,4-dioxane, as well as formaldehyde embalming fluid.

Johnson's Baby Powder

Plaintiffs have won millions of dollars in compensatory damages and hundreds of millions of dollars in punitive damages because the long-term use of the talcum powder has been linked to ovarian cancer linked in women, particularly African American women to whom the company's advertising was targeted. Those affected alleged the product is responsible for their cancer as particles travel up the fallopian tubes and become lodged in the ovaries causing infections and cancer.

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