Philadelphia jury returned $13.5 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary
Published on February 12, 2016 at 12:57 PM
Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reported today that a Philadelphia jury returned a $13.5 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary on Wednesday, making this the second substantial verdict award in favor of the plaintiffs in recent months. The woman involved alleged that the company's Gynemesh TVT transvaginal mesh implant left her in near-constant pain and discomfort and unable to have sex. The Philadelphia jury awarded her $3.5 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. Just last month, another woman plaintiff was awarded $12.5 million against J&J's Ethicon due to being seriously injured by an Ethicon Prolift mesh implant, making this most recent verdict another big loss for the mesh manufacturer in a short amount of time.
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J&J's Ethicon also recently made their first serious attempt to resolve some of the 42K cases against them, and they settled between 2-3K cases for $120 million. Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against Ethicon, with similar claims by women plaintiffs who have sustained serious injuries. A few hundred cases are likely to be prepared for trial throughout this year.
Legal-Bay, a law cash advance company, is a leader in transvaginal mesh, transvaginal tape, and bladder or pelvic sling case funding, as well as verdict on appeal settlement advances for all cases, including large hip recall verdicts and mesh cases. For more information, visit the company's website at http://lawsuitssettlementfunding.com/mesh-cases.php to learn more information on how Legal-Bay can assist you during this difficult time.
Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent verdict against Ethicon, "The fact that women plaintiffs have won two substantial damage awards in recent months is a good sign for others who have been injured and have similar claims. We encourage any women who have suffered injuries from a mesh implant or bladder sling to contact us immediately to see how we can help you before it's too late to file a claim."