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Johnson & Johnson Faces Recalls, Citations and Plant Closures

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

The U.S.  Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cited Johnson & Johnson with multiple violations.  The violations occurred over past year and have resulted in over 40 recalls of children's pain and allergy medicines due to signs of contamination.  The ongoing investigation by the FDA revealed multiple product safety and contamination issues. 

J & J's primary over-the-counter production facility has been closed for months, due to bacteria in raw materials, dust and equipment in disrepair.  The FDA found these conditions during an April assessment, and many product recalls followed. 

Johnson & Johnson is the world's largest maker of health care products.  In addition to the recalled over the counter drugs, the company is now facing a recall of artificial hip parts.  The recalled parts have been used in Wisconsin and across the nation for six years.  After five years of use, 13 percent of patients who received the ASR XL Aceabular during a complete hip replacement had to have surgery to replace the artificial joint.

Several class action lawsuits are seeking to reimburse patients for their losses, pain and suffering due to the recent recalls. 

If you have questions about joining a pharmaceutical class action lawsuit contact your experienced class action attorney at Hupy & Abraham for your free consultation.            

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