Recent Transvaginal Mesh Verdicts

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.