The Corporate Action Network has launched a campaign to warn women about the risks of transvaginal mesh surgery. The campaign also calls for a formal investigation into Johnson & Johnson’s corporate practices concerning its Ethicon unit, which was responsible for the manufacture and marketing of the corporate giant’s mesh products.
The corporate watchdog group claims that J&J and its top executives acted recklessly in the manufacture and marketing of the company’s mesh products and as a result, thousands of women across the United States have been seriously injured.
The group has launched a website, www.johnsonandjohnsonhurtswomen.org, that promises to reveal new information about J&J’s corporate abuses towards women. The website urges those with new information concerning J&J’s inappropriate actions to report them on the site. It promises to roll out new information on J&J’s corporate practices on April 26 (complete with ongoing countdown of the hours, minutes and seconds before the reveal).
On March 26, the group sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, asking that the Justice Department conduct an investigation into J&J’s activities. The letter claimed that J&J violated the law and should be investigated for two criminal violations – obstruction of justice and destroying documents that could have been used as evidence in vaginal mesh lawsuits.
In February, a federal court judge ruled that Ethicon failed to preserve documents that were relevant to ongoing vaginal mesh litigation. That judge said that the company’s destruction of those documents could be revealed to juries hearing vaginal mesh cases. The U.S. district judge presiding over all vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in federal court said that although there is no evidence that Ethicon willfully destroyed the documents, the action clearly involved negligence.
The website has called for corporations “like Johnson & Johnson to stop putting profits over the health and safety of women.”
Have you suffered an injury due to a Johnson & Johnson mesh product? The transvaginal mesh injury attorneys at Farah & Farah in Gainesville would like to speak to you about your legal rights. Call us toll-free at (800) 533-3555 today. We can also be contacted online.