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Jurors, health experts agree; pharmaceutical companies held accountable for transvaginal mesh injuries

Two weeks before the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh as a high-risk device and issued orders that manufacturers submit a rigorous premarket approval application addressing safety concerns, on Dec. 22, 2015, Philadelphia jurors were reaching a verdict on the first case to be tried in Philadelphia’s mass tort program over pelvic mesh products. Their decision was right in line with the medical news that was soon to follow. Jurors awarded Indiana woman Patricia Hammond, 65, a total of $12.5 million in her lawsuit against Johnson and Johnson and its division, Ethicon. Of that amount, $5.5 million was awarded in compensation for damages ... Read More

Jury finds Ethicon negligent in latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit

Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon Inc. was slapped with a $5.5 million verdict over claims that the company’s transvaginal mesh was defective and caused injuries to an Indiana woman. The case was the first among 180 in the mass tort program in Philadelphia to go to trial. Plaintiff Patricia Hammons claimed Ethicon’s Prolift transvaginal mesh implant eroded inside her body, causing shards of mesh to embed into her bladder. The injury left her with dyspareunia, a condition in which sexual intercourse is painful or difficult. She claimed she was left feeling less of a woman and lives in fear of ... Read More

Federal jury hits Ethicon transvaginal mesh with $3.27 million verdict

Jo Huskey had no idea the turn her life would take after having a 30-minute procedure to implant Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh device in her body to correct urinary incontinence. Plaintiffs attorneys and their witnesses painted a picture for jurors of how the defectively designed device could erode into tissue and puncture neighboring organs causing serious complications from excruciating pain and incontinence to bleeding and infections. The jury responded with a $3.27 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, finding the bladder sling was defectively designed and the company failed to warn the public of the potential risks. The product ... Read More