In the second verdict in the mass tort against Ethicon, Inc, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, a Philadelphia jury awarded $13.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the plaintiff over allegations that the company’s pelvic mesh implants are not reasonably safe.
The initial case, held in December 2015, returned a $12.5 million verdict after the jury agreed that the transvaginal tape product, known as TVT, was negligently designed and physicians received inadequate warnings about the risks.
Attorneys for the plaintiff alleged that the Ethicon, Inc, a unit of Johnson & Johnson was defective in design and that the company did not provide adequate warnings of risk had been provided to her physician. The jury of men and women heard testimony and evidence about the risks of the product from several physicians during the trial.
Implanted with the TVT product in 2005, Carolino alleged that the product left her with constant pain, discomfort and the inability to have sex. Carolino needed multiple surgeries to remove the eroded product.
A third trial against Johnson & Johnson over the product was scheduled to start at the end of the month, but was settled out of court.
If you or someone you know was implanted with TVT manufactured by Ethicon, Inc and Johnson & Johnson, and now suffers from constant pain, discomfort or the inability to have sex it is important to avoid delay in filing your claim.
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