STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
N.J. Appellate Court Upholds $11.11 Million Prolift Transvaginal Mesh Verdict Against J&J, Ethicon
April 4, 2016
CAMDEN, N.J. — A New Jersey appellate court has upheld a verdict of $11.11 million against Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. in a Prolift transvaginal mesh action, holding that the evidence supported the jury’s findings.
On April 1, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, referred to evidence that the manufacturers failed to adequately warn plaintiff Linda Gross's implanting surgeon of the risks associated with the pelvic mesh and that the device was the proximate cause of injury.
Gross, a South Dakota nurse, alleged that she sustained various injuries after her surgeon implanted a Gynecare Prolift ...
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