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Johnson and Johnson pays hundreds of women in Scotland harmed by mesh implants

BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 02 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2201
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

The pharmaceutical giant Johnson and Johnson has agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to settle a legal action by hundreds of Scottish women who claimed they suffered serious injuries from the company’s pelvic mesh implants.

The settlement came as four lead cases brought by women who suffered pain and other serious side effects from the implants, made by Johnson and Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, were about to reach court in Edinburgh.

Johnson and Johnson confirmed that the settlement covered the majority of actions against it in Scotland but took issue with a …

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