J&J Unit Faces Scrutiny After $5M Jury Loss

Law360, New York (June 22, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A plaintiffs firm is looking to step up litigation against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary in the wake of a $5 million jury verdict that found an allegedly faulty stomach stapler responsible for a woman's death.

Over the past week, Pittsburgh, Pa.-based Swensen, Perer & Kontos, which represented the woman's husband, has issued a press release and posted a fact sheet on its Web site detailing the alleged dangers of the product, the endocutter surgical stapler produced by Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. The woman died in 2004...
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