STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices

Pa. Court Upholds $2.43 Million Transvaginal Mesh Judgment, Says Delay Damages Proper

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania appellate court has upheld a $2.43 million judgment in a transvaginal mesh case, ruling that the imposition of delay damages on Ethicon was proper because its failure to timely file its post-trial motion prejudiced the plaintiff.

In a Dec. 21 opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court said the plaintiff was entitled to view the judgment as final after defendants failed to file their motion within the 10-day deadline and that allowing the motion will only cause the plaintiff further harm.

Sharon Beltz was implanted with the Ethicon Prolift System in September 2006 to treat her pelvic organ ...

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