Philly jury hits J&J’s Ethicon with $41m judgment in pelvic mesh case

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Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon has been hit with a $41 million verdict in a pelvic mesh product liability suit in Philadelphia, according to a report from the Mesh News Desk.

A jury in Philadelphia found that Ethicon’s Gynemesh, Prolift and TVT-O meshes were defective, and that the company was negligent in manufacturing the devices, according to the report.

The plaintiff, Suzanne Emmett, was implanted with a Prolift pelvic mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse, a TVT-O mesh as a treatment for incontinence and a Gynemesh implant, according to the Mesh News Desk report.

The verdict includes $25 million in punitive damages, $15 million in compensation and $1 million to Emmett’s husband, according to the report.

The company has not yet commented officially on the case, and has not stated if it plans to appeal the decision.

Last November, a state judge in Pennsylvania ordered a new trial in a suit alleging a that a woman was injured by Ethicon’s TVT-Secur pelvic mesh implant.

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