Jury Awards Patient $5.7 Million for Defective Mesh Implants
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Mar 06, 2015 in Defective Product
Johnson & Johnson has been fending off lawsuits left and right. The large pharmaceutical company has spent the last several years embroiled in litigation surrounding prescription drugs and medical devices.
A jury in California has awarded a woman $5.7 million after they found Johnson & Johnson legally liable for the Abbrevo vaginal-mesh implants in her body eroded. If you or someone you know was injured by the Abbrevo mesh sling, Click Here.
According to Bloomberg News, plaintiff Coleen Perry received $700,000 in actual damages. She was awarded the remaining $5 million under a punitive award to punish Johnson & Johnson for the way it mishandled the device.
The Abbrevo sling at issue in this case has been on the market for just five short years. This verdict is the first lawsuit to find fault with the Abbrevo sling. This verdict does not bode well for the company. There are more than 30,000 lawsuits pending all across the United States. All of the lawsuits relate to the companys mesh implants and inserts designed to address incontinence in women.
Abrrevo Sling Causes Organ Damage
Johnson & Johnson is being accused of selling products that corrode, and damage womens organs. The implants also make sex extremely painful.
The woman was forced to undergo surgery to have the implant partially removed when it began to fail. At trial, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnsons subsidiary that designed, manufactured and marketed the sling, was accused of misleading patients and doctors about the slings safety.
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