J&J Tells Judge It Will Stop Selling Vaginal Implants

Law360, New York (June 5, 2012, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit plans to stop selling four vaginal mesh implants that are the target of numerous lawsuits from women claiming the products caused internal injuries, the company said in a letter to a West Virginia federal judge Monday.

Johnson & Johnson's wholly owned subsidiary Ethicon Inc. is just one of a host of companies facing a flood of litigation and increased U.S. Food and Drug Administration scrutiny over serious injuries and deaths that have allegedly resulted from the implants.

The company told U.S....
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