TheÂ Star Ledger reports that although a quality assurance board recommended a recall, Lippman claims nothing happened. He said another executive at the company wanted to "soften" the board's evaluation in order to justify a smaller recall. In May, Lippman was asked to resign for reasons not mentioned in the suit. Another device Lippman raised flags about was the contraceptive skin patch, Ortho Evra. The patchÂ has triggered more than 1,000 product liability suits that allege the device causes a higher risk of blood clots and strokes. J&J said that Lippman's claims are false.