Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., failed to convince a West Virginia federal judge to strike a $3.27 million jury verdict in a bellwether lawsuit alleging the company failed to warn that its transvaginal mesh device could cause serious injuries. Ethicon had argued for a new trial based on insufficient evidence to support the verdict. However, U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin refused to budge off the jury’s verdict, adding that not only did the evidence show that the plaintiff’s doctor was not sufficiently warned by the company about complications with the TVT-O polypropylene transvaginal mesh, but that evidence regarding ... Read More
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