Johnson & Johnson Faces Stent Suit

Law360, New York (December 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- A Florida man has sued Johnson & Johnson for failing to alert him to the potential dangers of drug-coated stents, which are used to treat heart disease in angioplasties.

The suit, which was filed last Friday in Palm Beach County state court, came as a U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel convenes to discuss the safety of the stents. Previously, the agency said it was aware of a small but significant increase in the rate of death and heart attack—possibly due to blood clots—in patients...
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