Hernia Mesh Lawsuits
The mesh attorneys at TheLawFirm.com were pleased to see that a Philadelphia jury returned a $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson for injuries suffered by a New Jersey woman after receiving a vaginal mesh device.
The plaintiff alleged that the Ethicon mesh was defective and that Ethicon failed to warn of the risks associated with the mesh implant. The jury awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $17.5 million in punitive damages.
The Philadelphia pelvic mesh mass tort docket has almost two hundred cases pending, with the next one scheduled to go to trial on May 8. Over 30,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson in Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation.
Vaginal mesh was commonly implanted to relieve stress urinary incontinence, a leakage caused by exercise or coughing. In this case, the evidence showed that the mesh failed and the plaintiff began to suffer pain and discomfort when the polypropylene mesh started to erode inside her body. Doctors were unable to remove it all even after three more surgeries.
The mesh lawyers at TheLawFirm.com continue to represent women with vaginal mesh implanted, as well as men and women who suffered serious health consequences after having hernia mesh implanted. Polypropylene was used in both vaginal and hernia mesh.
If you had either hernia mesh or vaginal mesh implanted, call the mesh attorneys at TheLawFirm.com for a free consultation.