Posts Tagged 'mesh contraction'

Mesh jury awards $11.1m, says company failed to warn of risks

Members of a New Jersey jury that awarded a total of $11.1 million to a woman who received a vaginal mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary did not find a design defect, according to a lawyer for the plaintiff. But they did rule that the company failed to warn the plaintiff’s doctor of the hazards, and that patient brochures fraudulently misrepresented the procedure.

A story on the decision in ...

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Legal troubles for makers of vaginal mesh

In a blog entry for the Philadelphia Inquirer, writer David Sell points out that two makers of problematic medical devices called vaginal mesh implants recently suffered significant setbacks on the same day.

A jury in Atlantic City awarded $7.8 million in punitive damages to a former nurse who claimed that chronic pain forced her to stop working and obliged her to undergo 18 operations. In her lawsuit, she claimed her health problems started after she was implanted with a mesh device ...

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Jury awards additional $7.76M in mesh case

A New Jersey jury has awarded a plaintiff injured by a Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh implant $7.76 million in punitive damages, in addition to the $3.35 million she was awarded days earlier, Reuters reports.

Lawyers for the plaintiff alleged that Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon, manufacturer of the Gyncare Prolift vaginal mesh, were liable for defective design, manufacture, warnings and instructions, among other things.

It was the first trial for 1,800 lawsuits involving the Ethicon implant alone. Thousands of ...

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$3.35M mesh award gets international attention

A New Jersey jury’s decision to award $3.35 million to a woman who was injured by one of Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh implants is getting international attention, according to a story on CTV News out of Canada.

The jury’s decision came at the end of the first trial in thousands of lawsuits involving the device, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division.

The vaginal mesh implant is supposed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which weakened ...

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Mesh verdict the first of 4,000 cases

According to a story in the Philadelphia Inquirer, a woman awarded $3.35 million in a case against Johnson & Johnson over the company’s vaginal mesh implant represents the first trial of 1,200 similar lawsuits in New Jersey – where Johnson & Johnson is based.

But the total number of lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson over vaginal mesh implants made by the company’s Ethicon subsidiary is closer to 4,000.

Vaginal mesh implants are supposed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, which ...

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Jury awards $3.5 million in vaginal mesh case

A New Jersey jury has awarded a woman $3.5 million in the first verdict of more than 2,100 lawsuits over a vaginal mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, Bloomberg reports.

Linda Gross of South Dakota, the 47-year-old plaintiff, said she needed 18 operations after receiving the device, and had to quit her nursing job because of the chronic pain that it caused her.

Such complaints are ...

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