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Philly Pelvic Mesh Trial Ends In Largest Verdict Against Ethicon

Executive Summary

A Philadelphia jury awarded $57m to a woman who says she was injured by Ethicon pelvic mesh products in the fifth judgement against the company in the city’s Court of Common Pleas.

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