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Jury awards $11.1M in J&J transvaginal mesh lawsuit

The outcome of this trial could be a predictor for the thousands of other lawsuits that will be filed against the company and may facilitate a settlement agreement between the parties.


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Houston, TX February 28, 2013 Ė A verdict has been reached in the transvaginal mesh lawsuit involving Johnson & Johnsonís Ethicon Division (Gross v. Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, et al).

The New Jersey jury awarded the plaintiff and her husband $3.35 million in compensatory damages earlier this week and $7.76 million in punitive damages this morning. The Plaintiff was implanted with Ethiconís Prolift mesh, which caused her to suffer serious, debilitating injury.

This is the second verdict over $3 million awarded to plaintiffs for damages incurred from the defective mesh products.In these early Bellwether trials, certain plaintiffs in the MDL are selected to have their cases tried before a jury. In the ruling, the jury found that J&J and Ethicon failed to properly warn physicians and patients about the risks of implanting transvaginal mesh and misrepresented the products in marketing brochures.

The outcome of this trial could be a predictor for the thousands of other lawsuits that will be filed against the company and may facilitate a settlement agreement between the parties.

After this ruling, it is expected that many more people will begin filing suits and the cases will start to settle in large quantities.Transvaginal mesh is used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) by being permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall or used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

It is made from either porous or non- porous absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material. The most common complication from the mesh is erosion through the vagina. This requires surgery to repair the damage, and even after multiple surgeries, the patient may never completely heal from the painful side effects.

D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is currently representing clients injured by transvaginal mesh implanted for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Lawsuits against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh are moving forward now and time could be running out to file a claim. Women who have suffered serious side effects related to their transvaginal mesh should contact D. Miller & Associates, P.L.L.C. today to ensure they will receive compensation for their injuries.

About D. Miller & Associates, PLLC

Founded in 2002 by attorney Darren Miller, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC is a premiere national law firm with practice areas in personal injury, asbestos and mesothelioma, defective drugs and devices, business and criminal law. Based in Houston, Texas, the attorneys at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, have successfully earned their clients compensation through aggressive litigation against even the most powerful of defendants. For a free legal consultation, contact the firm at 1-855-PRO-LAWYERS or for more information, visit our website at www.dmillerlaw.com.



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