West Virginia Jury Awards Woman $3.27 Million for Transvaginal Mesh Injuries
A jury in West Virginia recently awarded a woman $3.27 million for injuries resulting from a Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon Inc) transvaginal mesh device.
According to Reuters, the trial lasted for about two weeks, with jurors finding Ethicon liable for selling defective products, in addition to not warning patients about the risks from side effects associated with the implants that include pain, bleeding, and infection.
This is the second case that has gone to trial in West Virginia, where thousands have been consolidated to a federal court. During the first trial, Ethicon was victorious. Previously, in standalone lawsuits, Ethicon was defeated in cases involving an $11 million verdict in New Jersey and a $1.2 million verdict in Texas.
In this case, Jo Huskey claimed that she was implanted with a Gynecare TVT Obturator in 2011 to treat stress urinary incontinence. After receiving her implant, she reportedly suffered severe pelvic pain.
A representative for Ethicon said that the company plans to appeal the verdict.
What Are the Known Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Implants?
Defective transvaginal mesh implants have been linked to recurrent pelvic organ prolapse (POP), infection, bleeding, vaginal scarring, and painful sexual intercourse.
If you have suffered from any of these symptoms, we can investigate your case and determine if you may be eligible for compensation. Call us today.
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