FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Attorney General is suing Johnson and Johnson and its medical device unit for deceptive marketing practices of a vaginal mesh implant.
The lawsuit is seeking thousands of dollars for each patient who had the procedure.
Attorney General Andy Beshear alleges in the lawsuit that the company concealed and mispresented to doctors and patients many of the risks associated with the devices.
The devices, which are intended to treat common pelvic floor issues, are the subject of tens of thousands of lawsuits in the U.S.
Beshear says in a news release that more than 15,000 women in Kentucky had transvaginal mesh implanted without being provided with sufficient information about the hazards.
Johnson and Johnson said after Washington and California filed similar actions in May that the lawsuits were “unjustified.”
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