April 2019: In Altoona, PA a single $120 million verdict was issued against Ethicon, related to a woman who received a mesh implant to treat urinary incontinence.
April 2019: The FDA ordered the manufacturers of pelvic synthetic surgical mesh products to stop selling and distributing their products in the United States immediately. Reported side effects include permanent incontinence, severe discomfort and an inability to have sex.
January 2019: In Philadelphia, $41 Million was awarded to a transvaginal mesh plaintiff by a jury against Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary, Ethicon Inc.
January 2019: In the State of Pennsylvania, $41 million – Emmett v. Ethicon/JJ (Prolift & TVT-O).
June 2018: In Pennsylvania, the State Appeals Court backs $12.8M verdict against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary in medical mesh defect case.
April 2018: In the State of New Jersey, $68 million – McGinnis v. Bard (Solo & Align).
March 2018: In the State of Indiana, $35 million – Kaiser v. Ethicon/JJ (Prolift).
January 2018: In Bergen County, New Jersey, a jury handed down a $15 million verdict against Ethicon, a company owned by Johnson and Johnson, based on defective pelvic mesh implants that caused plaintiff Elizabeth Hrymoc chronic pain. The verdict consisted of $4 million for pain and suffering, $1 million for loss of consortium, and $10 million in punitive damages.
September 8, 2017: a jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas found Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon liable for injuries to a woman who had been implanted with two J&J transvaginal mesh devices awarding her $7.1 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages on the basis of a defectively designed device and failure to warn the plaintiff the risks associated with said implants.
August 9, 2017: Endo Pharmaceuticals set aside an additional $775 million to settle transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits, bringing the total amount to be paid by Endo to in excess of $2.6 billion to compensate Endo victims of transvaginal mesh.
April 30, 2017: a jury in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas awarded a woman $2.5 million in compensatory damages and $17.5 million in punitive damages against the defendant Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon for defects in the design and warning of its transvaginal mesh implant device.
May 26, 2017: a jury in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas awarded $2.16 million to a woman who suffered injuries as a result of a Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Prolift Plus M transvaginal mesh system.
October 4, 2017: the United States Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal brought by Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon of a $3.25 million verdict awarded to a woman who suffered injuries as a result of a transvaginal mesh O Pelvic kit system which was awarded by a jury in federal district court in West Virginia in 2014.