The recalls triggered questions about Johnson & Johnson’s oversight of companies who manufacture their products. Those questions have lingered since multiple issues in the company’s plants caused the pharmaceutical giant to recall several products over the last few years, including the popular over-the-counter drug Tylenol. At the urging of the Food and Drug Administration, Johnson & Johnson agreed to improve its manufacturing processes by overhauling three of its production plants. The company’s Fort Washington, Pa. plant has been closed since 2010.
McNeil, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has struggled with quality control problems since at least 2004. The company has admitted to a “stealth” recall of at least one product after it was found to be deficient. The company’s Fort Washington McNeil plant was repeatedly criticized by the FDA for its deficiencies and permanently closed in April 2010 when a recall was initiated after some of McNeil’s products were allegedly contaminated with foreign materials due to an equipment-cleaning problem.
McNeil has recalled at least 40 products manufactured at their plants over the last few years. The company was also responsible for the largest recall of children and infant medicine in history. The personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates have filed three lawsuits against McNeil and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, involving Tylenol. In all three cases, toddlers who ingested tainted Tylenol died as a result of liver failure.
The Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving pharmaceutical and drug product injuries. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury lawyers and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have suffered liver damage as a result of a Tylenol, an injury related to the use of Motrin or another defective pharmaceutical drug product, or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury lawyers of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More