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Pa. Jury Awards Plaintiffs $13.5 Million At Conclusion of Ethicon Transvaginal TVT Device Trial

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania jury has awarded plaintiffs $13.5 million in compensatory and punitive damages at the conclusion of a trial involving Ethicon Inc.’s Gynemesh TVT transvaginal mesh device, finding the defendants failed to adequately warn of the device’s risks.

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury rendered the verdict on Feb. 10 in favor of Sharon Carlino, awarding her $3.5 million in compensatory damages for pain and suffering, $10 million to her husband Charles for loss of consortium, and $10 million in punitive damages, according to the court.

Judge Kenneth L. Powell Jr. presided over the two-week trial, during ...

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