06 Mar J&J Loses Another TVM Lawsuit, Will Pay $5.7M Transvaginal Mesh Injury Verdict
Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) Ethicon unit has just been ordered to pay a woman $5.7 million, marking another significant loss for the pharmaceutical giant. According to court documents, the California jury that heard this case decided, following more than three days of deliberation, that the plaintiff should receive $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages for J&J’s negligence in this case.
Given the significant punitive damages awarded, as well as the fact that J&J is currently still facing thousands of additional mesh injury lawsuits in state and federal courts, some are wondering whether J&J may soon shift gears and become more aggressive about trying to settle more of these cases prior to trial.
What Led to this Transvaginal Mesh Injury Verdict: Case Details
This case, Perry et al v. Luu et al, Case No. 5-1500-CV-279123, involved a plaintiff who had Ethicon’s TVT Abbrevo device implanted in 2011 to treat her stress urinary incontinence. According to court documents related to this case, the plaintiff allegedly started experiencing a severe “pulling-type” pain, as well as other painful complications, almost immediately following implantation of the TVT Abbrevo device.
Ultimately, it was discovered that this Abbrevo implant had started to erode through the plaintiff’s body, necessitating a complicated and invasive revision surgery to remove the device. Despite having the implant removed, however, the plaintiff will reportedly live with pain for the rest of her life.
As part of the allegations in this case, the plaintiff specifically alleged that J&J:
- Defectively designed the TVT Abbrevo implant
- Failed to warn the public about the risks of serious injuries associated with this implant.
Although the jury ultimately agreed and, in doing so, awarded the plaintiff a significant transvaginal mesh verdict, J&J representatives have stated that the company plans to appeal the verdict.
Phoenix Vaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
If you have been injured after using any defective vaginal mesh device, the Phoenix vaginal mesh injury lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman are here for you, ready to fight on your behalf to help you secure the compensation and justice you likely deserve.
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