Media Relations, pr writing

Mock Media Statement

Johnson & Johnson DePuy Orthopaedics

For this week’s assignment in one of my courses, we were tasked with creating a media statement for a company that had been sued. I chose to write my statement in response to receive controversy surrounding Johnson & Johnson’s DePuy Orthopaedics in order to provide a statement that was contingent on real world events.

For those who are unfamiliar, DePuy Orthopaedics has been under fire for faulty hip replacements and they’re currently working to resolve some of the 10,000 cases against them. Below is the media statement I have crafted as a sample response to the recent developments in the case:

“Johnson & Johnson would once again like to apologize for any harm caused to recipients of the Pinnacle metal-on-metal hip replacements. We are pleased to say that the devices in question have not been available for purchase since these claims of defects were brought to our attention in 2013. Currently, we are working hard to ensure that all families who might have been affected prior to that recall are receiving the attention that they need to move forward.”

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