Transvaginal Mesh Trial Ends in $3.27 Million Verdict for Woman
Audet & Partners, LLP reports that a West Virginia has returned a multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of Ms. Jo Huskey, a woman who had brought a transvaginal mesh lawsuit alleging serious personal injuries after implantation of the TVT-O sling manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. In awarding $3.27 million to Ms. Huskey, the jury found that the pelvic sling manufactured by Ethicon was defectively designed and that the company had failed to adequately warn of the serious risks posed by this transvaginal mesh device.
Ms. Huskey had brought her transvaginal mesh lawsuit against Ethicon in 2012 alleging that the polypropylene mesh used in the Ethicon device improperly eroded within her body in such a way that complete removal through surgery was rendered impossible. The migration of mesh within her body ultimately led to severe ongoing pain, internal injuries and suffering.
The Ethicon mesh verdict follows developments in other mesh lawsuits that have been resolved with significant awards in favor of woman who have suffered serious personal injuries resulting from transvaginal mesh. Earlier this year, Audet & Partners, LLP reported its involvement in a settlement yielding more than $50 million in damages for woman who had brought transvaginal mesh lawsuits against American Medical Systems, a unit of Endo Health Solutions.
Several transvaginal mesh trials continue to proceed throughout the United States against various mesh manufacturers. If you, or someone to whom you are close, has been treated with transvaginal mesh and suffered internal distress or injuries, you are urged to contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer at Audet & Partners, LLP. You can request a free, confidential consultation either by calling (800) 965-1461, or by completing and submitting our online inquiry form on the right side of this page.