Xarelto Manufacturer Johnson & Johnson Involved in Thousands of Lawsuits Against Their Products
One of the largest healthcare product manufacturers in the world has seen an explosion in lawsuits against them. Cases against Johnson & Johnson, as well as its subsidiaries, have grown from 12,000 in 2012 to over 99,000 in 2016.
As of October 2, 2016, in the U.S. there were approximately 2,900 plaintiffs with direct claims in pending lawsuits regarding injuries allegedly due to the DePuy ASR™ XL Acetabular System and DePuy ASR™ Hip Resurfacing System, 9,300 with respect to the PINNACLE® Acetabular Cup System, 53,400 with respect to pelvic meshes, 15,400 with respect to RISPERDAL®, 15,600 with respect to XARELTO®, and 2,400 with respect to JOHNSON’S® Baby Powder.
These product liability claims stem from a number of issues including defective product design, falsification of documents, and failure to adequately warn customers (and medical personnel) about the potential risks of certain products. Although lawsuits are pouring in, Johnson & Johnson continue to jeopardize the lives of thousands by continuing to market and sell these products (such as Xarelto).
That’s why the lawyers of Hotze Runkle are fighting diligently for everyday men and women who have suffered at the hands of Johnson & Johnson. Our specialization and knowledge of Xarelto lawsuits means you stand a chance against this disreputable company.
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Pharmaceutical drugs Xarelto, Risperdal, and Invokana
Xarelto, a blood thinner, has come under major scrutiny after more than 15,000 lawsuits allege that the use of this drug presents a high risk for internal bleeding. With over 500 related deaths, the FDA has issued several black box warnings about the medication, noting that patients are at significant risk of severe, and sometimes fatal, bleeding. There have also been allegations that the company forged signatures on FDA documentation to ensure that the product would make its way to the market. By downplaying risks, the company intentionally misled physicians and consumers about its dangerous side effects.
Lawsuits against other pharmaceutical products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson include cases against Risperdal and Invokana.
Marketed as a treatment for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and autism, Risperdal has been shown to cause gynecomastia (swelling of breast tissue) in males. Thousands of lawsuits are currently pending.
In 2015, the FDA warned that the Johnson & Johnson medication known as Invokana could potentially lead to a deadly condition known as Ketoacidosis. Similar to Xarelto lawsuits, allegations against the company suggests that the risks associated with Invokana were intentionally concealed and patients were not adequately informed of its deadly side effects.
Talcum Powder Products
As some of the best-selling products of Johnson & Johnson’s merchandise line, Johnson’s Baby Powder and Shower to Shower have been linked to ovarian cancer and other serious conditions. There are now two class-action lawsuits involving thousands of women that claim these talc-based products caused them cancer. Allegations against J&J reveal that the company has acted negligently by failing to warn female consumers about the risks associated with talcum powder. In fact, internal documents have proven that J&J was aware of the fact that talc based powders increase the risk of ovarian cancer by more than 30%.
Pinnacle Hip Replacement Systems
DuPuy, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, developed the Pinnacle Hip Replacement System in 2000 and marketed it as the premier metal-on-metal design that could reduce the risk of dislocation. However, these metal components have been shown to rub together, causing friction that releases metal ions into patients’ bloodstreams. This defective product has been shown to cause metal poisoning and Johnson & Johnson has already agreed to pay nearly $3 billion in claims for roughly 8,000 patients who received defective implants.
These products were developed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. However, product design and implantation has caused debilitating side effects, including organ perforation and severe pain, in many women. Johnson & Johnson has already been forced to pay over $12 million and has settled hundreds of other cases for undisclosed amounts. With 300,000 women having transvaginal mesh implants, there is likely to be a surge in lawsuits soon.
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