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Pelvic Mesh Victim Awarded $41 Million in Philadelphia Lawsuit Against J&J Ethicon

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has been slammed with a $41 million penalty in a lawsuit filed by a woman who claimed severe complications from the company’s pelvic mesh.

The Philadelphia jury ruled that Ethicon’s Gynemesh, Prolift and TVT-O meshes were defectively designed, and that the company was negligent in manufacturing the devices, according to Law360.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured by transvaginal mesh complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer and our lawyers can help.

What’s the problem?

February 1, 2019 – The jury validated allegations made by Plaintiffs Suzanne and Michael Emmet, who claimed that Ethicon mesh implants were negligently designed, and that the company had failed to adequately warn consumers and the medical community that the mesh could erode through soft tissue in the pelvis, causing permanent scarring and other severe health complications.

The case was the 8th against Ethicon to reach trial in Philadelphia County Court since Dec. 2015, and is the 6th to end in a victory for the plaintiffs.

The hefty award brings the total damages levied against Ethicon to more than $145 million over its transvaginal mesh slings. Nearly 100 other similar cases remain pending in Philadelphia County as part of a mass tort program, while Ethicon has faced thousands of claims in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL 2327) in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in pelvic mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by the side effects of a vaginal mesh patch, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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