End of another Johnson & johnson Pelvic mesh lawsuit Trial
Sixth Pelvic Mesh Trial Concludes in Philadelphia
September 6, 2017
Deliberations have begun for the jury in a Philadelphia trial over Johnson & Johnson’s potential liability in a lawsuit involving a woman who alleges that one of the company’s pelvic mesh devices caused her incontinence and urethral damage.
Attorneys for plaintiff Ella Ebaugh encouraged the jury to hit J&J with substantial punitive damages on top of any damages they may award for personal and medical damages. Ebaugh laid the blame for her client’s injuries squarely on Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon.
The jury has heard both sides’ testimony for the past month.
Johnson & Johnson has lost four of the other five pelvic mesh lawsuits that have taken place in Philadelphia. In those four trials, juries have ordered the company to pay nearly $50 million in damages.
Ebaugh alleges that her injuries were caused by the Ethicon TVT-Secur pelvic mesh device, which surgeons implanted in 2007 to treat her stress urinary incontinence. That product is no longer on the market. Ebaugh received a second mesh implant – an Ethicon TVT implant – the following year, when her symptoms had not improved.
In 2011, Ebaugh’s doctors found that the mesh had eroded into her urethra, and was therefore likely the cause of the serious pelvic pain she was experiencing. Over five years, doctors required three additional surgeries to remove the mesh.
Ebaugh has suffered from continued incontinence, intrinsic sphincter deficiency, cystitis, depression, and sexual dysfunction.
Ethicon is accused of negligence in conducting clinical studies of their mesh devices, and of unlawful gains at Ebaugh’s expense.
If you have had a surgical procedure to implant a pelvic mesh device, and you have suffered from pelvic pain, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, or any one of several other related symptoms, you may be entitled to join an existing lawsuit, or to initiate one of your own. Contact TheLawFirm.com right away so we can help you with your case.
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