Investigation and multiple actions against a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Spine Inc. after four individuals underwent procedures inserting the Charite artificial disc in the patients' spines. In each instance, the patients claim the device failed, causing serious and lasting damage. The Charite Artificial Disc is used in back surgery to replace diseased or damaged invertebrate discs as an alternative to spinal fusion and received FDA approval in 2004.
Name (Stock Symbol)
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)
Johnson & Johnson engages in the research and development, manufacture, and sale of various products in the health care field worldwide.
DePuy Spine, Inc.
DePuy Spine, Inc. is an operating company of DePuy, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. DePuy Spine, Inc. designs, manufacturers, and supplies orthopedic devices.
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