Washington state sues Johnson & Johnson over pelvic mesh
SEATTLE (AP) _ Washington state is suing Johnson & Johnson, saying that for more than a decade the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold.
The devices are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a condition that involves organs such as the bladder, bowel and uterus shifting, often after childbirth, a hysterectomy or menopause. Early this year the U.S. Food and Drug Administration re-labeled the mesh high risk instead of moderate.
Johnson & Johnson did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.