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Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a manufacturer of pharmaceutical products. The company was formed in 1993 when Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation and McNeil Pharmaceutical merged. Today, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. Ortho-McNeil is a United States company with headquarters in Raritan, New Jersey.
What Kinds of Drugs are Made by Ortho-McNeil?
The Ortho-McNeil division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen manufactures many types of drugs that are popular in the United States. It focuses on drugs to treat acid reflux disease, to treat infectious disease and to help with pain management while other divisions of the company focus on other types of drugs. One of the popular drugs made by Ortho-McNeil is Levaquin, a powerful antibiotic that is designed to treat infections but that also has resulted in serious side effects in some patients.
Does Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Live Up to Its Credo?
According to Ortho-McNeil-Janssenís Credo, the pharmaceutical manufacturer believes that its first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses and patients who use their products. Then the company is responsible to its employees, to its community and to its stockholders.
However, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen was aware of the connection between Levaquin and tendon ruptures at least as early as 1996 and failed to adequately warn doctors, nurses and patients of the danger. According to the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, the first case of tendon issues related to medication like Levaquin was in 1983, long before Levaquin was approved by the FDA. By 1996, the FDA revised its class labeling for Fluoroquinolones such as Levaquin to include a warning about tendon ruptures. Yet, many people, particularly those harmed by Levaquin, argue that the drug manufacturer did not adequately make the risk known to doctors, nurses and patients and that, as a result, the company did not honor its credo.
If Someone is Hurt by Levaquin what is Ortho-McNeil-Janssenís and Johnson & Johnsonís Potential Liability?
Both Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen may be potential defendants in lawsuits brought by people who have suffered a tendon rupture or other complication from Levaquin use. The companies may be found jointly or severally liable for the damages caused by Levaquin. An experienced pharmaceutical litigation attorney can help you determine the potential liabilities of both Johnson & Johnson and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals.
Both Johnson & Johnson and Ortho-McNeil-Janssen are headquartered in New Jersey and any product liability or negligence lawsuits that are brought because of a Levaquin injury may be brought in New Jersey state courts. Additionally, many lawsuits have been filed in federal court. Your attorney will help you determine the appropriate jurisdiction for your case.