Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary was ordered to pay plaintiff Ella Ebaugh $57 million dollars for injuries she suffered from their transvaginal mesh implants. The verdict, rendered in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, was the largest verdict in the Philadelphia  mass tort litigation. … Read More


A Pennsylvania state court jury awarded $2.16 million in damages to a woman with an Ethicon ProLift +M Pelvic Floor Repair System which eroded inside her body and cannot be removed. This is the fourth consecutive win for plaintiffs in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, and the fourth multi-million dollar award against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon. It is the first time punitive damages were not awarded.… Read More


A jury has returned a verdict of $20,000,000 for a New Jersey woman who has been in constant pain since receiving a vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. The jury awarded $2.5 million in compensatory damages for pain, suffering, and economic loss, and $17.5 million in punitive damages to punish J&J and Ethicon for failing to warn about the risks of mesh implants.… Read More


A Philadelphia jury has awarded $13.5 million to Sharon Carolino who claimed permanent damages from an Ethicon TVT midurethral sling mesh implant. This was the second verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit in a pelvic mesh case. In December a jury awarded $12.5 million against J&J for injuries caused by another mesh product, the Ethicon ProLift pelvic organ prolapse repair kit.… Read More


An Indiana woman was awarded $12.5 million dollars against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit in damages for the injuries she suffered from their ProLift transvaginal mesh implant. The Court of Common Pleas jury awarded $5.5 million dollars in compensatory damages and added $7 million dollars in punitive damages to punish Johnson & Johnson for recklessly marketing the device.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Mar 6, 2015 9:58:22 AM   Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has been ordered to pay $5.7 million dollars to a California woman who was damaged by a TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh sling device. Thousands of defective transvaginal mesh products have been implanted in women suffering from the medical conditions Pelvic… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Sep 5, 2014 4:30:00 PM   A federal court jury in West Virginia has awarded plaintiff Jo Huskey and her husband $3.27 million dollars from Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit in the second bellwether transvaginal mesh trial. In 2011, Mrs. Huskey, then age 52, was surgically implanted with Ethicon’sGynecare TVT… Read More


More medical evidence of the long-term consequences of the use of transvaginal mesh was presented during the American Urological Association’s annual meeting this month. While several studies showed that the majority of women who undergo surgery to alleviate pain from transvaginal mesh implants are pain free after excision surgery, there is still a significant percentage of women whose pain continues after surgical removal of the mesh.… Read More


Posted by Marilyn McGoldrick on Feb 3, 2014 3:32:00 PM On Friday, the federal judge overseeing the Ethicon transvaginal mesh (TVM) litigation ruled that Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary, Ethicon, will not be allowed to introduce evidence that the FDA had previously approved surgical sutures made out of the same polypropylene used in Gynecare… Read More


C.R. Bard recently settled the second federal Avaulta transvaginal mesh bellwether case just before trial which was scheduled to start last week. The settlement terms between Bard and the plaintiff, a North Carolina woman named Wanda Queen, are undisclosed. The announcement was made by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who presides over all six surgical mesh consolidated federal multi-district litigation (MDL) dockets. Besides the Bard consolidated cases, Judge Goodwin presides over litigation involving American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., Coloplast Corp., Cook Medical, Inc., and Ethicon, Inc.… Read More