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Court: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Plaintiff's Attorney: Curtis Hill
Defendant's Attorney: Unknown
Description: Washington, DC - The State of Indiana and Forty other states sued Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc. on product liability, negligence and deceptive marketing theories claiming that the pelvic mesh products manufactured and sold by Ethicon was unreasonably dangerous and harmed thousands of women nationwide. The Plaintiffs also claimed that the Defendants failed to warm women of the serious side effects that could occur from the product.
The Food and Drug Administration stopped the sale of pelvic mesh to treat organ prolapse in 2012.
The following states are also party to this multistate settlement: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Outcome: Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, Inc. agreed to pay $116.9 million in damages.