J&J’s Gynecare Prolift has been a mess for company. The FDA has noted numerous instances of “organ perforation” – or punctured vaginas with the product. If you’re a male senior leader sitting in
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It’s worth noting that J&J faces over a 1,000 lawsuits of women who claim to have suffered perforated vaginas and other impairments as a result of the product. Trial lawyer Adam Slater noted in an interview: “If a company knows the FDA tells them, ‘Don’t sell a device,’ they’re supposed to not sell it. It’s egregious that J&J was selling the device without clearance.” And that just about sums it up.
J&J’s corporate spokesperson Matthew Johnson has said: “Throughout this process, our actions were responsible, appropriate and consistent with FDA regulations.”
This looks like another big settlement that J&J’s shareholders get to pay for.