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Pa. Appellate Court Upholds Plaintiff’s Verdict in Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Case
September 24, 2019
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A state appellate court has upheld a plaintiff’s verdict in an Ethicon transvaginal mesh case, affirming that the claims are not time-barred under Pennsylvania law and the trial court did not err in excluding FDA-created evidence.
However, in the Sept. 20 opinion, the Pennsylvania Superior Court reduced the punitive damages verdict from $17.5 million to $12.5 million in accordance with New Jersey law, lowering the jury’s total verdict to $15 million.
In 2007, Margaret Engleman underwent implantation of Ethicon’s TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh device to treat her stress urinary incontinence. She alleges the mesh permanently damaged her internal ...