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Johnson & Johnson to pay Michigan $3.2M in another settlement

By: - October 18, 2019 10:00 am

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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Nick Manes
Nick Manes

Nick Manes is a former Michigan Advance reporter, covering West Michigan, business and labor, health care and the safety net. He previously spent six years as a reporter at MiBiz covering commercial real estate, economic development and all manner of public policy at the local and state levels.