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J&J, Ethicon Agree to Pay $117 Million to Resolve States' Transvaginal Mesh Claims

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. have agreed to pay nearly $117 million to 41 states and the District of Columbia to settle allegations that they touted the benefits of their transvaginal surgical mesh devices while concealing the risks.

According to an Oct. 17 press release from Ohio attorney general David Yost, the settlement also requires the companies to fully disclose the device’s risks and accurate information on promotional material and “information for use” package inserts.

California, which is seeking $800 million in damages from J&J and Ethicon for alleged misrepresentations made by the companies in their ...

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