About Johnson & Johnson
A Multinational Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Manufacturing Company
Johnson & Johnson is a multinational pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturing company that was founded in 1886. The company is listed among the Fortune 500, was the first corporation to be awarded the Benjamin Franklin Award for Public Diplomacy by the U.S. State Department in 2005, and one of the most respected companies by Barron’s Magazine in 2008. However, as of recent times, the manufacturing company has been negatively affected by fines for its negligent pharmaceutical marketing practices, product recalls, litigation with a group of shareholders, and other legal issues.
At Riddle & Brantley, our North Carolina medical malpractice lawyers recognize the many ways major pharmaceutical companies take advantage of its customers through marketing and improperly tested products. Our attorneys believe that if you have been injured by a Johnson & Johnson product, you may be entitled to a generous compensation for your losses and damages.
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Johnson & Johnson Products
For decades, Johnson & Johnson has been recognized as an industry leader with products such as Band-Aid, Tylenol, Neutrogena, Visine and Acuvue contact lenses. However, when it comes to medical devices and prescription medications, the company has been under fire for its marketing and defective medical devices.
The following includes some Johnson & Johnson products:
Prescription Product Brands
Medical Device & Diagnostic Brands
- CordisBiosense Webster
- DePuy ASR
- DePuy Joint Reconstruction
- DePuy Power Tools
- DePuy Spine
- Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
- Synthes Trauma
Johnson & Johnson Recalls
Throughout the years, there has been a number of Johnson & Johnson product recalls; however, there are four major recalls which have brought harm to dozens of people across the nation. The following includes a list of Johnson & Johnson recalls:
1982 Chicago Tylenol Murders
On September 29. 1982, there was a Tylenol scare that began when the first of seven people died throughout the Chicago metropolitan area. Investigations discovered that the Extra Strength Tylenol had been deliberately laced with cyanide. Within the week, Johnson & Johnson had pulled 31 million bottles of capsules making this one of the largest recalls in U.S. history.
2010 Children’s Product Recall
On April 30, 2010, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson known as McNeil Consumer Healthcare voluntarily recalled 43 over-the-counter children’s medications including Tylenol, Tylenol Plus, Zyrtec, Motrin and Benadryl. The recall was issued after an inspection identified the products may not meet the required manufacturing specifications.
2010 Hip Replacement Recall
On August 29, 2010, DePuy recalled its ASR (articular surface replacement, hip prosthesis from the market. The hip recall was issued in response to an unpublished National Joint Registry data study demonstrating a 12 percent revision rate for resurfacing at five years along with an ASR XL revision rate of 13 percent. The study found that metal debris from wear and tear led to a reaction destroying the soft tissues surrounding the joint, leading patients to become paralyzed.
In March 2013, a Los Angeles jury ordered Johnson & Jonson to pay over $8.3 million in damages to a Montana man in the first of over 10,000 lawsuits pending against the DePuy hip replacement parts. Some legal analysts estimate these suits may cost the company billions of dollars once resolved.
2010 Tylenol Recall
In 2010 and 2011, Johnson & Johnson recalled some over-the-counter products including Tylenol due to an odor caused by tribromoanisole. This was caused by treated wooden pallets where the product packaging materials were transported and stored.
Contact Our North Carolina Medical Malpractice Lawyers Today
The medical malpractice lawyers at Riddle & Brantley understand how detrimental injuries from defective medical devices and dangerous products can be, and have assisted thousands of injured victims with their legal needs.
With offices in Goldsboro, Raleigh, Kinston and Jacksonville, our attorneys are prepared to serve victims throughout North Carolina. In fact, our legal team will even visit you at your location if you or a loved one is unable to visit one of our offices.
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