J&J says women being illegally solicited to join in mesh lawsuits

January 14, 2015 8:44 PM

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson said in a court filing on Wednesday that women are being illegally solicited by unknown callers trying to persuade them to sue over transvaginal mesh devices, which are the subject of more than 35,000 lawsuits against its Ethicon Inc subsidiary.

In the filing, Johnson & Johnson said it had received numerous reports from women about unsolicited phone calls from strangers who either knew their private medical details, like the fact that they had recently had surgery, or were fishing for similar information. The callers appear to be misusing p...

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