J&J Owes $344M For False Mesh Marketing, Calif. Judge Says

By Daniel Siegal (January 30, 2020, 4:27 PM EST) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. misled consumers about the true risks of its pelvic mesh products and must pay nearly $344 million in civil penalties, a California judge ruled on Thursday following a bench trial in the trailblazing suit brought by California's attorney general.

After a two-month bench trial, a judge found that Johnson & Johnson lied to California consumers and doctors about the safety of two lines of mesh products. (Getty)

In an 88-page statement of decision coming four months after the two-month bench trial, San Diego Superior Court Judge Eddie Sturgeon sided with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!