A California jury recently awarded $5.7 million in a lawsuit brought by a woman who had endured horrific pain and continued urinary problems after being implanted with Ethicon Inc.’s TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh medical device.
$5.7 Million Verdict Against Ethicon Came in a Test Case Meant to Help Place a Value on Lawsuits Filed by Other Women Also Injured by Ethicon’s Pelvic Mesh Devices
A subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon manufactured dozens of types of pelvic slings or transvaginal mesh (TVM) that have caused injuries to thousands of American women. The recent $5.7 million verdict came in the first test case concerning the TVT-Abbrevo vaginal sling.
The jury decided that Ethicon had defectively designed its vaginal mesh product and that the medical device maker neglected to warn physicians about problems with the device. The verdict reportedly included a $700,000 award for compensatory damages and a $5 million award for punitive damages.
Seven manufacturers of vaginal mesh devices have been named in thousands of lawsuits filed across the country. Among the first pelvic sling cases to go to trial was another lawsuit against Ethicon tried in federal court in West Virginia. A Charleston, West Virginia jury awarded the plaintiff in that case $3.27 million.
Contact Waters Kraus & Paul to Learn More about Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
We understand that injuries caused by pelvic mesh are personal and they’re sensitive. That’s why we’ve assembled a legal team, most of whom are women, to provide our TVM clients with compassionate and aggressive representation throughout the entire course of litigation. To learn more about Waters Kraus & Paul, or to have one of our attorneys review your potential pelvic sling case, contact us by email or call our transvaginal mesh lawyers, like Kyla Cole in our Texas office, at800.226.9880.