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J&J, Ethicon Unit Agree to Settle Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

Dec. 15, 2021, 10:13 PM

Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Inc. subsidiary have reached a settlement with an Arizona woman over injuries she attributed to pelvic mesh, the companies told a federal court in the state.

Diane Bailey was proceeding with punitive as well as compensatory damages claims. She alleged the medical device caused her significant injuries.

The parties asked Tuesday for 90 days to conclude the deal.

The terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed, and attorneys for the parties didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Bailey alleges Ethicon’s Prolift +M pelvic mesh caused pain, spasms, recurrent prolapse, difficulties in sitting and walking, ...