Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Funding Firm, Fair Rate Funding, Reports $13.5 Million Verdict Against Johnson and Johnson in Philadelphia

Feb 16, 2016, 12:48 ET from Fair Rate Funding

MANASQUAN, N.J., Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fair Rate Funding, a transvaginal mesh lawsuit funding company, reports a verdict in favor of Sharon Carlino and against Johnson and Johnson's (J&J) Ethicon division last week.  The lawsuit was one of thousands of product liability actions pursued against J&J's pelvic mesh product TVT.  This was the first trial of the TVT, made by the J&J division of Ethicon, to go to a jury.  (Carlino v. Ethicon, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Case No. 1306-03470)

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During a two-week trial, the jury heard testimony from witnesses including several doctors and Ms. Carlino herself, who was implanted with the product in 2005 to treat a condition known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). 

Carlino alleged a design defect of the Ethicon TVT product and backed it up with medical experts who testified that the device erodes into the body tissue after implanted and prevents tissue from properly growing within the body.  This causes severe complications in patients including chronic pain and inability to have intercourse.  Despite multiple revision surgeries to remove the product, Carlino's condition had not improved.

The jury agreed and after deliberations, awarded Ms. Carlino $3.25 million in compensatory damages for her pain and suffering, $250,000 to her husband for loss of consortium and $10 million in punitive damages. 

"The defense will undoubtedly appeal but the verdict is another example of how juries are viewing the testimony about these dangerous products", said Paul Coppola, President of lawsuit funding firm, Fair Rate Funding.  Fair Rate Funding specializes in advancing money to plaintiffs prior to settlement.  "Ideally, every victim should get their day in court but with tens of thousands of pelvic mesh cases on the docket, the administrative concerns are overwhelming.  Still, we are always pleased to see a positive verdict and hope the manufacturers are nudged closer to settlement." 

Recently J&J, Johnson and Johnson has pledged more than $120 million to resolve 2,000 to 3,000 of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against them.  Currently, almost 30,000 cases are currently pending in the Multi-District Litigation (MDL) in West Virginia.

Since learning of the problems caused by defective pelvic mesh, Fair Rate Funding has worked with thousands of plaintiffs in an effort to secure TV mesh lawsuit funding.  These funds are used to help clients pay for ordinary expenses or whatever financial matters arise.  There are absolutely no restrictions on the use of the money and no upfront costs to apply.

By offering cash now to help pay for any type of expense such as car loans, rent and mortgage payments, utility payments, personal loans, and daily living expenses, Fair Rate Funding eases some of the financial stress these plaintiffs endure.  There are no restrictions on the use of the funds. 

Fair Rate Funding specializes in advancing cash now for plaintiffs who are involved in personal injury lawsuits including pelvic mesh.  Sometimes referred to as settlement loans or lawsuit loans, settlement funding is NOT a loan transaction but a purchase of a portion of a future recovery.  If the lawsuit is unsuccessful for any reason and no money is recovered, the lawsuit funding is not repaid. 

Fair Rate Funding stands ready to assist Trans Vaginal Mesh lawsuit plaintiffs with a TV mesh lawsuit funding, if they already retained an attorney.  Click here to learn more about obtaining TV mesh lawsuit funding on your TV Mesh case.

Fair Rate Funding works diligently to afford lawsuit funding to its applicants and has representatives standing by 24 hours a day, seven days a week to answer questions regarding the lawsuit funding process. 

Fair Rate Funding's representatives are working around the clock to make sure each and every client gets the attention they need and to see them through to obtaining a cash advance. Fair Rate Funding is able to offer the lowest rates in the industry and makes the process as seamless as possible.

Fair Rate Funding lawsuit settlement funding programs are not a lawsuit loan or lawsuit loans although they are often referred to as such.  A pre-settlement lawsuit cash advance is not a settlement loan or settlement loans because the advance is only repaid if the case is successful.  Your attorney will repay your case funding or lawsuit advance ONLY if your case is won or settled.

Fair Rate Funding prides itself on providing the quickest approvals – as soon as 24 hours on most cases, the lowest monthly usage rates – as low as 2.5% per month, and the most attentive customer service in the lawsuit funding industry.

Fair Rate Funding also offers free case evaluations.  If you are, at any time, not interested in pursuing lawsuit funding, there are no costs to you and absolutely no obligations.

For more information about lawsuit funding and other services from Fair Rate Funding, simply call a representative at 888-964-2224.  Do not wait!  Call Fair Rate!

SOURCE Fair Rate Funding