A federal investigation would hopefully send a message to other medical device manufacturers that they will be held accountable for the safety of their products.
Rockville Centre, NY (PRWEB) April 01, 2014
A non-profit corporate watchdog group has issued a demand to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an investigation into whether Johnson & Johnson deliberately destroyed thousands of documents pertaining to its Ethicon division, which were going to be used as evidence by plaintiffs who have filed federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the company for injuries allegedly suffered after implantation with GYNECARE PROLIFT devices (In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327). The Rottenstein Law Group LLP maintains a website on the lawsuits at http://gynecareproliftmeshlawsuit.com that is consistently updated to keep users informed of the latest developments surrounding the tens of thousands of lawsuits filed by women who were implanted with these dangerous medical devices.
On March 27, the Boston Globe reported that Corporate Action Network wrote a letter to Attorney General Holder demanding that the Justice Department launch an investigation to determine whether or not executives at Johnson & Johnson deliberately obstructed justice by destroying thousands of documents that were crucial to the pending Ethicon lawsuits. A prior investigation conducted by a magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, where the Ethicon MDL is ongoing, determined there was no proof that Johnson & Johnson deliberately destroyed the documents, the article states. Matthew Johnson, a spokesman for Johnson & Johnson, said in a statement that Ethicon “acted appropriately and responsibly in the research, development, and marketing of our pelvic mesh products.” In response, Levana Layendecker, a spokesperson for Corporate Action Network, told reporters, “Hundreds of thousands of women continue to suffer ongoing, severe harm from J&J’s pelvic mesh implants. I hope Johnson & Johnson is held accountable for their failure to warn.”*
“We look forward to Attorney General Holder’s response,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “A federal investigation would hopefully send a message to other medical device manufacturers that they will be held accountable for the safety of their products.”
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP encourages those who believe they have suffered from the alleged side effects of their transvaginal mesh implants to speak to a qualified transvaginal mesh attorney to learn about their legal options when it comes to suing for compensation for injuries and medical expenses.
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