Iowa to get share of $60 million legal settlement

(Des Moines, IA) -- Iowa will get $809,000 dollars in a national, $60 million dollar legal settlement with a medical equipment maker. Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says a company that makes transvaginal surgical mesh devices was accused of deceptive marketing.

The attorneys general said the company misrepresented the safety and effectiveness of the devices. A complaint also claimed risks were not disclosed.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is required to pay $60 million dollars to 48-states and the District of Columbia.

“Women suffered serious complications, and in some cases permanent injury, after surgeons implanted these devices,” Miller said. “Yet C.R. Bard failed to disclose these risks to doctors and patients.”

Surgical mesh is a synthetic knitted or woven fabric that is permanently implanted in the pelvic floor treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.

Thousands of women implanted with surgical mesh have claimed serious complications resulting from the devices.

In October 2019, Miller and other attorneys general reached a $116.9 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. over their deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices

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