WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them are urging the U.S. Justice Department to investigate their claims the health care giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to the lawsuits.

WASHINGTON (AP) Lawyers and advocates for women alleging Johnson & Johnson products injured them are urging the U.S. Justice Department to investigate their claims the health care giant deliberately destroyed many documents critical to the lawsuits.

Corporate Action Network, a nonprofit group seeking to hold businesses accountable for their actions, says it's asked Attorney General Eric Holder to look into whether J&J and its CEO committed the crimes of obstructing justice and destroying records in a federal probe.

The group says a federal judge recently concluded J&J destroyed thousands of documents regarding development of J&J's pelvic mesh implants, used to boost sagging internal organs. Some 22,000 women suing J&J blame implants for crippling pain, infections and bleeding.

J&J says it's provided millions of documents in those lawsuits and hasn't intentionally destroyed any.