A jury ruled in favor of a Pennsylvania woman to the tune of $41 million dollars yesterday. The woman claimed that her pelvic mesh developed by medical device company Ethicon caused her severe discomfort and other injuries. Ethicon is a subsidiary company of Johnson & Johnson.
What is a pelvic mesh?
A pelvic mesh is a medical device designed to help with involuntary urination.
Is this lawsuit the first of its kind to be heard?
Unfortunately, no. The legal representation working on Mrs. Emmett’s case has also won six other verdicts in the multi-million dollar range to date.
What is the lawsuit based on?
Suzanne Emmett, the woman who filed the lawsuit, had to undergo numerous surgeries to address injuries and pain relating to the mesh according to an article posted by Philly.com. In addition to the pain and discomfort, Mrs. Emmett’s attorneys also claimed that Johnson & Johnson was aware of the failure rate of their pelvic mesh, but chose not to reveal that information to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
What is Johnson & Johnson’s response?
The company released a statement saying that they stand by the quality of their product and are planning to appeal the verdict.
I have been injured by a pelvic mesh product. What are my options?
If you or a loved one have been injured by a pelvic mesh product contact our office at (303) 327-9988 to schedule a free consultation and speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Please also visit our website here for additional information.