A California jury slapped Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Inc. with a $5.7 million judgment after finding the company’s transvaginal mesh device caused a woman to suffer injuries that will leave her in chronic pain. Plaintiff Coleen Perry was awarded $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages after suing the companies and her doctor in California state court over injuries she alleged were caused by the companies’ TVT Abbrevo mesh. Transvaginal mesh, also known as vaginal mesh or a bladder sling, is used to support pelvic organs that have dropped causing discomfort, painful intercourse or incontinence – ... Read More
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