Suzanne Emmett, Plaintiff in the recent Philadelphia mesh lawsuit, received a Prolift mesh sling to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), TVT-O mesh for incontinence, as well as a Gynemesh implant, according to Law360.
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The verdict includes $25 million in punitive damages, $15 million in compensation, and $1 million to Emmett’s husband, who claimed loss of consortium, according to the complaint.
Ethicon said it believes that the jury’s decision contradicts scientific evidence that its pelvic mesh products were properly designed, and that it adequately warned both the public and medical community about the potential health risks involved with implantation of the devices.
“Pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are serious and debilitating conditions with limited treatment options,” Ethicon said in a statement following the verdict. “Scientists from around the world who have conducted and reviewed independent research on pelvic mesh agree it is an important treatment option for some women. All surgeries to treat these conditions have risks. While we empathize with those who have experienced complications, many women with pelvic mesh see an improvement in their day to day lives.”
The suit marked the eighth lawsuit against Ethicon mesh to reach the trial phase in Philadelphia County Court since Dec. 2015, and is the sixth to come out in favor of the plaintiffs.
The award brings the total damages against Ethicon to more than $145 million for its vaginal mesh products. Nearly 100 other similar cases remain pending in Philadelphia County as part of a mass tort program, while Ethicon has faced thousands of claims in a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL 2327) in the Southern District of West Virginia.
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The Class Action Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in vaginal mesh suits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new mesh injury cases in all 50 states.
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