Johnson & Johnson agrees to $117M settlement over pelvic mesh devices

LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical Writer TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a $117 million multistate settlement over allegations it deceptively marketed its pelvic mesh products, which support women's sagging pelvic organs. Ohio's attorney general said Thursday an investigation found that J&J, the world's biggest health products maker, violated state consumer protection laws by not fully disclosing the devices' risks. Numerous women who had the once-popular, hammock-like devices implanted claim they caused severe pain, bleeding, infections and other complications. Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon surgical products unit reached the settlement with 41 states and the District of Columbia. "These companies didn't paint a clear picture of the device's medical
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