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Pa. Jury Awards Plaintiff $57.1 Million in Ethicon TVT Pelvic Mesh Action

PHILADELPHIA — A jury in Pennsylvania awarded $57.1 million to a woman who alleged she was injured by Ethicon’s TVT-Secur sling and TVT pelvic mesh devices, after determining that the products were defectively designed.

On Sept. 7, following a five-week trial, a 12-member jury sitting in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas also found that Ethicon and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson, were negligent. The award to plaintiff Ella Ebaugh consists of $7.1 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages.

In 2007, Pennsylvania resident Ebaugh, 51, was implanted with the Ethicon Gynecare TVT- Secur sling ...

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