J&J's Vaginal-Mesh Costs May Rise If $5 Million Deal Is a Guide

  • Settlement became public when woman's lawyer sought legal fees
  • New Jersey case `presented unique circumstances,' J&J says

Johnson & Johnson hasn’t disclosed how much it’s set aside to cover the risk from lawsuits by women who say they were injured by vaginal-mesh inserts, or what the company has already paid to settle such cases confidentially. But a $5 million settlement recently became public, giving a glimpse of how much it could cost to resolve the claims.

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