LAS VEGAS — Nevada will receive nearly $2.2 million of a $188.6 million agreement state attorneys general have struck to settle claims about the safety and marketing of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women.
The Nevada Attorney General's Office announced Tuesday its share of the settlement 47 states and the District of Columbia have with Boston Scientific Corp.
Attorney General Aaron Ford said his office's consumer protection division is holding the company accountable for not disclosing the dangers of the devices, which he says can cause complications such as chronic pain.
Boston Scientific said in a statement that the settlement is not an admission of misconduct or liability but feels it is in the best interest of the company and its shareholders. The company says it is pleased to resolve the dispute.
Starting in the 1990s, gynecologists adapted surgical mesh to treat pelvic collapse in women, which can cause the bladder or reproductive organs to slip out of place, causing pain, constipation and urinary issues.