Ethicon Settles with Kentucky AG for $10 Million over Allegedly Deceptive Marketing of Pelvic Mesh Products

  • Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron settled with Ethicon, Inc. and affiliated entities for almost $10 million over allegations that Ethicon’s marketing of its polypropylene pelvic mesh surgical devices violated the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act.
  • According to AG Cameron, Ethicon allegedly failed to provide accurate information to healthcare providers and patients about the risks of serious complications associated with its past and current products intended for implantation into the pelvic floor to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.
  • As we previously reported, California AG Xavier Becerra obtained a $344 million civil judgment against Ethicon over similar allegations regarding its pelvic mesh products in January 2020.