STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Philadelphia Jury Awards Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Plaintiff $5.5 Million in Compensatory Damages

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania jury has awarded a Prolift pelvic mesh plaintiff $5.5 million in compensatory damages following a two-week trial and one day of deliberations in the bifurcated proceedings, sources confirmed to HarrisMartin.

The Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas for Philadelphia County jury reached the verdict on Dec. 21. Judge Mark I. Bernstein of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas presided over the trial.

The plaintiff alleged that the product was negligently designed and that Ethicon and its parent, Johnson & Johnson, negligently failed to warn consumers and doctors of the device’s risks. The jury also determined that punitive ...

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