Johnson & Johnson will pay $9.9 million to avoid going to trial for misrepresentations and failure to include serious risks in the instructions and marketing materials for surgical mesh devices. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced the payment will be used to assist women who received pelvic mesh implants. This is in addition to any recovery they receive in a personal injury lawsuit. Many lawsuits have been filed across the country regarding these devices.
The Attorney General’s Office will announce a formal claims process in the future. Due to privacy protections in law, the Attorney General’s Office does not know the names of the women implanted with surgical mesh in Washington state. Consequently, the Attorney General’s cannot reach out to affected women directly. If you would like a claims administrator to contact you, provide your contact information here.