J&J Heading Into Fourth Pelvic Mesh Bellwether
The Philadelphia trial is getting underway just days after a jury handed down a $20m verdict against the company in the third bellwether case.
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A jury awarded $2.16 million in the case, making it the first time a jury in a pelvic mesh case has ruled in a plaintiff’s favor without including punitive damages. Meanwhile, Ethicon is also appealing an earlier case to the US Supreme Court, and CR Bard has settled almost 100 pelvic mesh cases pending in West Virginia.
A Pennsylvania jury’s verdict awarding $13.7m to a woman who says she was injured by Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT mesh has been backed by a judge. The case will likely be appealed to the state’s Superior Court.
The US Food and Drug Administration posted two device-related closeout letters in November.