J&J Ordered to Pay Punitive Damages in Mesh Case
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Feb 28, 2013 in Product Liability
According to Reuters, a New Jersey jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $7.76 million in punitive damages to a South Dakota woman who claimed harm from the company's now-recalled Prolift vaginal mesh. The product was made by Ethicon, a subsidiary of J&J.
In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claimed that J&J and Ethicon were liable for defective design, manufacture, warnings and instructions.
On Monday, the jury awarded the woman $3.35 million in damages for failing to warn her doctors about the potential dangers of the product.
This is the first case among 1,800 vaginal mesh cases pending against J&J and Ethicon. The verdict could have an impact on thousands of lawsuits against other manufacturers of mesh products.
If you or a loved one has experienced adverse side effects after receiving a vaginal mesh implant, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact a product liability attorney at Greg Coleman Law to explore your legal options.
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