$57 Million for a Pennsylvania woman for a Transvaginal Injurys

  •  $57 Million for a Pennsylvania woman for a Transvaginal Injury

A Pennsylvania woman was awarded close to $57 million that included $50 million as punitive damages for injuries she suffered from the vaginal mesh devices; the lawsuit was filed against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., it is also the first verdict to be awarded the highest amount as compared to the earlier four transvaginal mesh cases. This case was tried at the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and is a part of more than hundreds of pelvic mesh lawsuits pending in the mass tort. The main allegations faced by Ethicon include manufacturing of defective pelvic mesh implants and failure to warn the doctors and patients about the potential risks. In all, more than 50,000 cases are pending in state and federal courts against J&J's - Ethicon, Bard-Davol, Boston Scientific, AMS (American Medical Systems/Endo), and others, under multiple MDLs. Lawsuits against J&J's Ethicon are filed in MDL No. 2327 at U.S. District Court of West Virginia.

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