Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
West Virginia Pelvic Mesh and Hip Implant Settlement
Johnson & Johnson paid $3.9 million to settle claims filed by West Virginia alleging J&J and its subsidiaries engaged in unlawful, unfair, and deceptive conduct in marketing its surgical mesh and hip replacement products. The state claimed J&J, Ethicon Inc., and Ethicon US LLC misrepresented the effectiveness, properties, risks, and safety history of surgical mesh products in marketing and educational materials provided to patients and doctors, in personal meetings, and in published medical articles. The state also alleged that J&J and Medical Device Services Inc., formerly known as Depuy Inc. and Depuy Orthopedics, deceptively and unlawfully marketed, promoted, and sold the ASR XL, Acetabular, ASR Hip Resurfacing, and Pinnacle Ultamet metal-on-metal hip replacement systems.
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