The new medical-device documentary “The Bleeding Edge,” which released on Netflix this past weekend, prominently features Johnson & Johnson.
The film takes aim at pharmaceutical giants for their recalled, defective, and soon to be discontinued medical devices and products. Such products and devices injure thousands of people each year.
HOLDING BIG PHARMA ACCOUNTABLE
“The Bleeding Edge” film producers work to connect current J&J Chairman of the Board and CEO, Alex Gorsky, to the development and launch of J&J’s Ethicon Physiomesh. As noted in the documentary, Mr. Gorsky was the Group Chairman of Ethicon at the time that Physiomesh was developed and launched to the marketplace.
Johnson & Johnson has once again found itself back in the news fighting another major legal battle, as thousands of women across the country work to file lawsuits alleging that its talc-based products, regularly used for feminine hygiene, caused their ovarian cancer. These products (produced, marketed and sold by Johnson & Johnson) include the popular Baby Powder and Shower to Shower talcum powders.
Recently, a jury in Missouri awarded 22 women and their families $4.7 billion after Johnson & Johnson failed to warn them of the cancer risks associated with using these talcum powder products.
CLOSING LEGAL LOOPHOLES
The documentary also serves as an exposé of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an institution that the producers of “The Bleeding Edge” say fails to prioritize public health above financial gain.
This extensive investigation into the $400 billion medical device industry takes the FDA to task by revealing legal loopholes in outdated regulatory practices. These loopholes, also known as a 501k exemption, enable corporations to get easy approval for untested, and often unsafe, new technologies. New medical device technology is essentially given a pass if it is believed to be an upgrade to an old model – even if that model has since been recalled or found to be defective.
GET THE HELP YOU DESERVE
Our experienced team of medical attorneys at Cory Watson Attorneys has seen first-hand the damage caused by defective medical devices such as the (soon-to-be discontinued) Essure Permanent Birth Control from Bayer.
Our attorneys are currently accepting similar cases for:
- Hernia Mesh
- Transvaginal Mesh
- Talcum-Powder Related to Ovarian Cancer
- ESSURE® Permanent Birth Control
- DePuy Synthes ATTUNE® Knee
- DePuy Hip Replacement Recall
If you’re considering taking legal action against “Big Pharma” and the medical device companies that have harmed you, contact us today to learn more about your legal options.
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