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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

Judge adds new plaintiffs to Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuit

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is overseeing thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits in West Virginia, revised his plan for a single consolidated trial against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., adding new plaintiffs and pushing back the start date by a month. The consolidated trial was to involve the lawsuits of 26 women who claimed Ethicon’s TVT was defectively designed and caused injuries. However, when new information came to light that some of the women in the lawsuit had been implanted with several transvaginal mesh devices, Judge Goodwin made changes to the plaintiffs list. The new consolidated lawsuit against Ethicon ... Read More

Judge denies Ethicon’s request for new transvaginal mesh trial

Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has been denied a new trial that would have struck an $11.1 million verdict in the first bellwether trial over allegedly defective transvaginal mesh. “There was strong evidence presented and multiple sources of evidence that in fact there were many problems with this product,” Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Carol Higbee said in court. Despite the ruling, Ethicon spokesman Matthew Johnson said the company isn’t giving up. “We will be filing an appeal in this case as we believe the jury’s verdict and damage awards were not supported by the evidence presented at trial,” he ... Read More

BBB warns of scams promising payouts for medical device settlements

The Jacksonville, Fla., Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers of a scam involving legal settlements on medical devices, and to be wary of callers promising big payouts but only after the consumer agrees to lay out cash. The Jacksonville BBB says it received a report from a woman who got a phone call claiming that the woman was entitled to $25,000 as part of a class action lawsuit settlement involving a medical procedure in which she was implanted with a bladder sling, also known as transvaginal mesh. The woman was told to put $150 on a Green Dot card – ... Read More

Transvaginal mesh manufacturers face more than 30,000 lawsuits alleging defective design

More than 10,000 lawsuits involving Ethicon Gynecare transvaginal mesh have been filed in the Southern District of West Virginia, all claiming the surgical mesh products were defectively designed and made, and that Ethicon failed to warn doctors and patients of the risks associated with the devices. Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, is also facing an additional 4,400 transvaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending in multi-county litigation in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court. Ethicon is just one of six manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. There are more than 30,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits currently pending in separate proceedings in just the ... Read More