J&J Must Pay California $345 Million in Pelvic Mesh Case

January 31, 2020

Johnson & Johnson was hit with a $345 million penalty in California for “false and deceptive” marketing of its pelvic mesh devices.

The lawsuit, which kicked off in July 2019 and was led by the state, found that the company was aware of the dangers its pelvic mesh products posed to women before it launched them but chose not to disclose them. The transvaginal mesh products are indicated for treating stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

California’s Department of Justice said that the ruling is the first time J&J has been held accountable for conducting “illegal, false and deceptive business.”

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