Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: $12.5MM Jury Verdict Reached Against Ethicon

Legal-Bay, a Case Funding Firm, says the high verdict award for the woman plaintiff was reached on December 21st, while thousands of TVM lawsuits are still pending against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary.

Jan 06, 2016, 10:15 ET from Legal-Bay LLC

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, The Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, reports today that a woman plaintiff was awarded $12.5 million by a Philadelphia jury. The woman plaintiff, Patricia Hammons, was seriously injured by an Ethicon Prolift mesh implant. A jury in Philadelphia awarded the woman plaintiff $5.5 million in compensatory damages and $7 million in punitive damages. At this time, it is unknown whether Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon subsidiary will try to appeal the multi-million-dollar verdict against them or not. Regardless, thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending against Ethicon, with similar claims against the company by women plaintiffs who have sustained serious injuries. A few hundred cases are likely to be prepared for trial throughout this year.

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Legal-Bay, a law cash advance company, is a leader in transvaginal mesh, transvaginal tape, and bladder or pelvic sling case funding, as well as verdict on appeal settlement advances for all cases, including large hip recall verdicts and mesh cases. The company has seen an increase in transvaginal mesh settlement funding and hip recall settlement funding as the much publicized settlements have been very slow to be paid. The transvaginal mesh (TVM) settlements have varied in settlement amounts or values. For more information, visit the company's website at to learn more information on how Legal-Bay can assist you during this difficult time.    

Chris Janish, CEO of Legal-Bay, commented on the recent verdict against Ethicon, "We are pleased to see such a substantial award for a woman plaintiff who has unfortunately been injured as a result of the mesh implant. While it is a good sign that many women plaintiffs have been successful in their cases, unfortunately our clients have expressed to us that the awards and settlements have been slow to be paid."

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