Jury Awards $41 Million in Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit
On January 31, a Jury from Philadelphia struck a blow to mega-medical device producer Johnson & Johnson, awarding a claimant $41 million for injuries related to a faulty pelvic mesh device.
The jury awarded compensation based on a collection of damages, including $25 million in punitive damages, $15 million of compensation for damages, and $1 million for the trauma the victim’s husband endured during his wife’s suffering.
The device in question was produced by Johnson and Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon. These pelvic mesh devices have been at the epicenter of litigation for years, with Ethicon’s own mesh being the core of numerous multi-million-dollar verdicts.
Commonly used for urinary incontinence and other complications, these devices have been known to cause a plethora of health complications following their installation. Unfortunately, these faulty products have subjected patients to frequent and often painstaking operations needed to remedy the ensuing complications.
Additionally, many patients experienced severe and irreversible injuries that resulted in lifelong medical issues. This verdict by the Philadelphia jury demonstrates that unacceptable medical practices utilized by medical device manufacturers can lead to severe punishments.
No patient should fear that their condition will worsen after seeking medical care. The attorneys at Whitley Law Firm are dedicated to providing the highest quality advocacy for patients who suffer as a result of a medical device manufacturer’s negligence.
If you or a loved one you know suffered injury or damages due to a defective medical device, contact one of our experienced Raleigh defective medical device lawyers.