As reported by Law360 (subscription), a California federal judge has ruled that Johnson & Johnson must pay nearly $344 million in civil penalties for misleading consumers about the true health risks associated with its pelvic mesh products. The trailblazing suit was brought by California’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, who in a statement touting the judge’s decision said that “J&J knew of the dangers of its mesh products but had prioritized its profits over women’s health.”
In an 88-page statement of decision, San Diego Superior Court Judge Eddie Sturgeon found that J&J and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. had violated the state’s false advertising and unfair competition laws, writing that the state had “proven by a preponderance of the evidence that defendants deceptively marketed their pelvic mesh products in the state of California and that their marketing was likely to deceive reasonable doctors and reasonable lay consumers, including potential patients and their friends and family, about the risks and dangers of these products.”
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