Johnson & Johnson agreed with a $ 117 million multidisciplinary settlement in respect of allegations that he had temporarily marketed his pelvic mesh products, which supported the women's porous organs.
The Ohio Attorney General said that an inquiry had been received on Thursday that J&J, the world's largest manufacturer of health products, had violated consumers' state protection laws by fully disclosing the risks of devices.
Numerous women who had hamsters, such as a hammock, interfered with the demand for severe pain, bleeding, infections and other complications.
Johnson & Johnson and his Ethicon products unit reached the settlement with 41 states and District of Columbia.
"These companies did not paint a clear picture of the device's medical risks, which prevented patients from making informed decisions," said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost in a statement.
The products, also known as transvaginal mesh, are synthetic materials that implant to surgical three vagina of women whose pelagic organs are sagged or suffer from stress incontinence stress – bladder leakage when they cough, sneezing or lifting heavy objects. Such incontinence is estimated to affect 3% to 17% of women and is sometimes severe after 70 years of age.
Some of the products are still on the US market, and the devices in thousands are implanted to surgery according to the office of Yost.
An Ethicon spokesman noted that the settlement does not include admittance to misbehavior, and said that many consider the devices to be the gold standard for treating urinary incontinence stress. "
"Ethicon worked properly and responsibly in research, development and marketing of our cross-tidal mesh products," which was launched worldwide in 1998, she said.
Johnson & Johnson have around 25,000 US women struggling with suicide, the company said. The settlement does not affect those lawsuits.
It comes as J&J added to thousands of legal cases requiring patients to be harmed by products including children's powder, opioid panellists and prescription drugs such as the Risperdal schizophrenia drug. J & J stock prices are almost at the end of the year for litigation and major jury verdicts against J&J, including a $ 8 billion penalty award for a young man to grow breasts while taking Risperdal. Most judgments against J&J have been canceled or are being appealed.
The football mesh discussion requires the company to eliminate its claims that a surgical technique can eliminate any risks, as well as expose a list of risks, including sexual function loss, mesh by corrosion into the vagina and the need for corrective surgery.
The District of Columbia and the following states cover: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Virginia Wisconsin.
Ethicon said that he had settled separately with Washington state and that cases are pending in California, Kentucky, Mississippi and West Virginia.
J&J shares closed Thursday up $ 1.00 to $ 136.17, still very much below their 52-week high of $ 148.99 last last fall.
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