The DePuy hip implant recall isn’t the only recall that parent company Johnson & Johnson has faced in recent history. Just one week before the hip recall hit news stands, Johnson and Johnson issued a recall for defective contact lenses manufactured by their subsidiary Acuvue. Consumers who wore the lenses complained of stinging and irritation. One month earlier, in July, millions of Tylenol, Benadryl and Motrin were recalled due to a moldy smell in the bottles.
On April 30th, 2010, Johnson & Johnson pulled over 135 million bottles of over-the-counter medication after they found negligent manufacturing processes that affected 40 different brands. In July of 2009, contractors employed by Johnson & Johnson began buying up massive amounts of defective Motrin. The company believed that it would be less expensive to do that than to go through a global recall and thus tarnish their public image. This is known as the infamous “stealth recall.” Though the company obviously knew there was a problem with their products, they neglected to issue an actual recall until nearly 6 months later on January 15th.The DePuy Orthopaedics hip implant recall is only one of many recalls that their parent company, Johnson & Johnson is facing.
As a DePuy hip recall lawyer, it’s heartbreaking to hear the stories of innocent lives that have been turned upside down due to this hip recall. The negligent manufacturing practices of Johnson & Johnson have violated health safety standards. That’s why it’s important to have a hip replacement recall lawyer on your side to make sure you are fully compensated for any pain and suffering you incurred as a result of their negligence.