|J&J Tells Judge It Will Stop Sales of Vaginal Implants
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)(JNJ
)'s Ethicon unit told a federal judge in West Virginia it intends to stop selling four vaginal mesh implants after being sued by more than 600 women who say the products caused internal injuries.
Johnson & Johnson said it has requested approval from the Food and Drug Administration to stop "commercializing" the devices, in a letter filed yesterday with U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia, who is overseeing the litigation. An Ethicon spokesman said in an e-mail that the unit would halt sales of the devices worldwide.
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On April 17, 2012, the law firm of Rochon Genova LLP issued a national class action on behalf of Canadian women who were implanted with transvaginal mesh products ("TVM products") manufactured and distributed by Johnson & Johnson and its related companies that were involved in the manufacture and distribution of these products in Canada. For information please contact:
Rochon Genova LLP
121 Richmond St. W, Suite 900
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2K1
Telephone: (416) 363-1867 or toll-free: 1-866-881-2292
Website address: www.rochongenova.com