Dana Nessel | Ken Coleman
Michigan will see more than $3.2 million as the result of another multi-state settlement tied to the deceptive marketing of medical devices.
Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Thursday that Michigan will share in $116.9 million with 41 other states and the District of Columbia as part of a settlement with manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon Inc.
An investigation into the company found it in violation of consumer protection laws because it misrepresented both the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.
Earlier this year, Nessel announced a similar settlement against Johnson & Johnson and other related companies over hip implant devices.
“It is essential that companies that provide medical devices live up to their obligation to provide accurate and up-to-date information to both doctors and patients,” Nessel said in a statement. “This settlement will help ensure doctors are provided with better information for use when caring for their patients.”
The settlement mandates that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries must fully disclose risks and accurate information tied to the devices.
Earlier this month, Nessel announced that the state will see $2.6 million as part of a multi-state settlement tied to the opioid crisis.
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