Johnson & Johnson Recalls Jaw Implants

Recently, Johnson & Johnson recalled multiple lots of jaw implants after they were reportedly linked to more than a dozen injury cases.

According to Fox News, the device, known as the Craniomaxillofacial Distraction System, is used to correct birth or post-traumatic jaw defects by lengthening bones. The devices have reportedly been linked to obstruction of the trachea, which could lead to respiratory arrest and/or death.

Class 1 recalls are the most serious recall issued by the government, occurring when a product or drug may cause serious injuries or death.

Sadly, each year, countless drugs and medical devices are involved in Class 1 recalls, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) flags products and requests them to be removed from the marketplace.

For more information about the recall, view the FDA release by clicking here.

Can I Speak to an Attorney About a Defective Medical Device?

Companies have a duty to make sure that their products do not harm the public and when a manufacturer produces a defective medical device that injures consumers, it must be held liable. This can be done through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.

For more information, call us toll free at (888) 841-9623. We can fight for you if a recalled device has injured you. One of our attorneys is a medical doctor who understands the complexities of cases involving defective healthcare equipment.

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