Johnson & Johnson to Pay $5 Million in Mesh Implant Case
Johnson & Johnson has lost a jury trial in California in regard to a plaintiff injured by the companies vaginal mesh inserts. The plaintiff, Coleen Perry, was awarded $5.7 million after she suffered from the companies Abbrevo sling implant.
Her actual damages were only $700,000 but the jury found Johnson & Johnson’s antics so egregious that they hit the company with an additional $5 million punitive award to the plaintiff.
Dangerous Mesh Inserts
Despite warnings by the FDA that the products were dangerous and not effective, the company continued to market and sell various mesh inserts. At trial, the company was accused of damaging women’s organs, misinforming doctors about the dangers of the product and stonewalling federal regulators who were attempting to identify the dangers of the medical inserts.
The nserts have caused damage to kidneys, bladders and the urinary tract of female patients. Some of the most severe complications of the inserts required multiple follow-up surgeries.
Even when the implants were removed women continued to suffer from scarring tissue that created further complications.
Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys
Attorneys at our firm have been reviewing the litigation associated with defective transvaginal mesh products produced by Johnson & Johnson since they were first recalled in 2012.
Our experienced product liability lawyers know precisely how to hold large pharmaceutical companies responsible for the injuries that they cause.
If you or someone you love has suffered because of a dangerous and defective mesh implant, contact our knowledgeable attorneys today.
Your injuries need to be addressed quickly so you don’t lose your ability to file a personal injury claim.