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Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:21 PM

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

Source: CBS/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 J&J, the world's biggest health products maker, violated state consumer protection laws by not fully disclosing the devices' risks. Numerous women have come forward claiming the hammock-like devices caused severe pain, bleeding and infections.

The settlement, which covers 41 states and the District of Columbia, requires the company to fully disclose risks and stop making inaccurate safety claims. J&J said that the settlement doesn't include admission of any misconduct.

More than 2 million women implanted the medical devices commonly used to repair weak or damaged tissue and provide support in the event of a pelvic organ prolapse, or POP. But then patients across Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States filed tens of thousands of cases against Johnson & Jonson and other pelvic mesh device makers on the devices. By 2017, more than 700 women in Australia filed a class-action suit against Johnson & Johnson.

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OCTOBER 17, 2019 / 4:24 PM / CBS/AP


Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/johnson-johnson-agrees-to-117m-settlement-over-pelvic-mesh-devices/

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:22 PM

1. Pocket change

to a company of this size.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 06:57 PM

2. Aye, they probably made far more selling the stuff than they ended up paying.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 07:03 PM

3. Asbestos in Baby Powder, Mesh, and Opioids

Gee, I remember when J&J used to be ethical. Just another pharma company -- profits over people.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2019, 11:15 PM

4. That is not even pocket change to J&J.

They made 81.6 Billion in 2018 (1.57 Billion per week). My rude math says that's about 3 hours of income for J&J. I'm pretty sure this is nothing like what they earned providing the faulty service, not to mention reasonable damages for those women and their families.


https://www.jnj.com/latest-news/what-you-need-to-know-about-johnson-johnsons-2018-full-year-earnings-report

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