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California AG Files Consumer Fraud Suit Over Pelvic Mesh

The Attorney General of California has filed a consumer fraud lawsuit alleging that Johnson & Johnson failed to warn doctors and patients about serious complications associated with its pelvic mesh devices. The suit also maintains that J&J violated the state’s consumer protection laws by using deceptive advertising to market the medical device.

“Johnson & Johnson put millions of women at risk of severe health problems by failing to provide critical information to doctors and patients about its surgical mesh products,” said Attorney General Kamala Harris. “Johnson & Johnson’s deception denied women the ability to make informed decisions about their health and well-being. My office will continue to hold companies accountable for misleading consumers and patients for financial gain.”

More than 42,000 transvaginal mesh devices were sold in the State of California, according to the suit. Across the country, J&J faces over 35,000 personal injury lawsuits in state and federal court related to its transvaginal mesh products.

The California consumer fraud litigation maintains that J&J misrepresented the safety of tits vaginal mesh devices by concealing the severity and frequency of serious and irreversible complications caused by mesh, including permanent pain with intercourse and/or loss of sexual function, chronic pain, permanent urinary or defecatory dysfunction, and potentially devastating impact on overall quality of life. The suit further claims that the device maker was aware of the potential risks and side effects prior to the launch of their mesh products, yet omitted that information from educational and marketing materials provided to doctors and patients.

If you or someone you care about has suffered serious harm due to vaginal mesh or another dangerous medical device, don’t hesitate to contact a San Diego injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation. Our legal team has successfully represented clients against manufacturers and distributors of medical devices for more than 30 years.