Johnson & Johnson produces thousands of health products ranging from
shampoo and baby wipes to blood thinners and surgical implants. The company
has been a household name since the 1880s and millions of Americans have
used at least one Johnson & Johnson product in their lifetime. In
addition to raking in approximately $75 billion annually, the biotech
giant has had its fair share of legal conflict.
Johnson & Johnson Has Faced Hundreds of Thousands of Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson was hit with 6 of the 7 biggest product liability
verdicts in 2016 and 7 out of 10 of the biggest medical lawsuit verdicts
in 2017. The company has defended hundreds of thousands of product-defect
lawsuits over the years and, according to a
report from Drugwatch, there are currently more than 80,800 pending lawsuits against the medical
product manufacturing giant.
Have You Used These Dangerous Johnson & Johnson Products?
Among the dangerous (and allegedly dangerous) Johnson & Johnson products
named in recent lawsuits are:
Talcum powder products: Powder products such as Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower-to-Shower
are based from a soft mineral called talc. Thousands of women who regularly
used such products near their genitals have claimed the company failed
to properly screen and purify the talc in order to detect or remove asbestos,
which they allege caused their ovarian cancer.
Xarelto: This once-popular blood thinner has now been declared one of the most dangerous
prescription medications out there. Many recipients have experienced uncontrollable
bleeding and many have died due to the lack of available counteractive
Invokana: Invokana was designed to treat type 2 diabetes by preventing uptake and
reabsorption of sugar into the body. The medication was distributed without
appropriate information regarding the potential risks. It has been known
to cause ketoacidosis, kidney problems, and inflammation of the pancreas
and other organs, leading to multiple avoidable deaths.
Risperdal: Despite being developed and FDA-approved
only for the treatment of schizophrenic adults, Risperdal has been marketed
for other purposes and used to treat a wide variety of mental illnesses
in adults, teens, and children, allegedly resulting in myriad health problems
such as blood clots, stroke, heart attack, sexual dysfunction, and more.
Concerta: Concerta is an ADHD medication created for people of all ages. It has allegedly
caused major depression and prompted many people to attempt suicide. It
has also been known to cause painful, prolonged erections, digestive issues,
and hallucinations, even among young children.
Hernia mesh implant: Hernia mesh is made of polypropylene, which tends to disintegrate and shrink
over time. This irritates the tissue nearby and causes the body to attack
the material. Many recipients have also developed irregular scarring,
allergic reactions, damage to nearby organs, and other painful side effects.
In some cases, mesh implants may even detach from their original insertion
site and travel to other areas of the body, causing substantial damage.
Vaginal mesh implant: Much like hernia mesh implants, transvaginal mesh implants have caused
life-threatening complications for recipients. Implantees have been known
to experience recurrence of vaginal prolapse, uterine perforation, persistent
pain, and more.
There are a variety of other dangerous products from Johnson & Johnson,
the effects of which have warranted lawsuits against the biotech manufacturer
and massive verdicts in favor of injured consumers. If you have been harmed
by a Johnson & Johnson product, our team of
Wichita product liability lawyers may be able to help you.
Product Liability Attorneys Serving Wichita Since 1979
Unlike medical product companies like Johnson & Johnson, our team at the
Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC is chiefly concerned with your safety and well-being. If you have been
hurt because of a defective or dangerous Johnson & Johnson implant,
prescription medication, or other product, we are here to help you right
the wrongs committed against you and pursue fair compensation on your behalf.
Call (316) 313-4730 today to speak to a member of our team and schedule
your confidential consultation.