Ethicon Gets Hit with $12.5MM Jury Verdict in Transvaginal Mesh Case says a jury in Philadelphia awarded the high verdict to a woman plaintiff on December 21st, while Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary still faces thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits that are currently pending.

Jan 12, 2016, 10:15 ET from MT Services LLC

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- MT Services LLC, a Lawsuit Settlement News Reporting Company which operates, announced today that in the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news, a woman plaintiff was recently awarded $12.5 million by a jury in Philadelphia. The woman plaintiff, Patricia Hammons, suffered serious injuries from Ethicon's Prolift mesh implant. According to Surgical Watch, Hammons received the Ethicon Prolift mesh device in 2009 due to suffering from bladder prolapse, however, she alleged that the product actually injured her more than it helped her, claiming "the faulty product design caused scar tissue to develop" and "the vaginal mesh eroded into her bladder." The erosion caused not only severe pain, but she also had to undergo multiple corrective surgeries which have resulted in permanent injuries. The Philadelphia jury awarded her $5.5 million in compensatory damages and $7 million in punitive damages, as they found the mesh manufacturer liable for "gross negligence and reckless disregard for the safety of consumers for its Prolift vaginal mesh product."

It is anticipated that Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary will try to appeal the high verdict, and it will be a verdict on appeal case at that point. However, the manufacturer still faces thousands of claims. More than 30,000 plaintiffs have filed lawsuits against Ethicon with similar claims, most of which have been consolidated under multidistrict litigation in the Southern District of West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin (MDL 2327). Ethicon is not the only mesh manufacturer to have thousands of claims against them; other manufacturers include: Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, and American Medical Systems. Johnson & Johnson, however, in comparison to the other mesh manufacturers, have yet to really attempt to resolve the lawsuits, whereas the other mesh manufacturers have attempted to settle or have settled many of the cases filed against them. A few hundred cases against Ethicon are likely to be prepared for trial throughout 2016. Please visit the company's website at for more information on TVM lawsuits.

Chris Janish, CEO of MTS, commented on the recent transvaginal mesh news, "We are pleased that such a substantial verdict award was reached for one of the many women plaintiffs who have suffered as a result of a transvaginal mesh implant. However, Ethicon continues to fight each case one at a time and this is concerning as the number of cases continues to grow, whereas the other mesh makers have begun the settlement process in earnest. We urge any women who have had revision surgery or will need one to speak with an attorney immediately, as the time to file a claim will be ending shortly in many instances."

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