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Pa. Jury Awards $41 Million to Plaintiffs in Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Action

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania state jury awarded $41 million to a couple in a transvaginal mesh case after determining that Ethicon Inc. and its parent Johnson & Johnson negligently manufactured their Prolift, TVT-O and GyneMesh polypropylene mesh devices.

The verdict was issued on Jan. 31 following a trial that began in November before Judge Kenneth Powell of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The verdict is comprised of $25 million in punitive damages, $15 million in compensatory damages, and $1 million for loss of consortium, according to the court.

In 2007, Suzanne Emmett was implanted with Ethicon’s pelvic floor repair ...

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