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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

ABRAHAM WATKINS NICHOLS SORRELS: $41 Million Awarded to Woman Injured by Vaginal Mesh

By Press release submission | Feb 25, 2019

Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels & Friend issued the following announcement on Feb. 19.

On February 1, 2019, a jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $41 million to a Pennsylvania couple after the woman was injured by vaginal mesh. The woman, Suzanne Emmett, was implanted with the mesh in early 2007. Not long after, Emmett began experiencing complications with the mesh, when it began eroding through her soft tissues. She experienced discomfort, bleeding, infections, painful sex, and other symptoms. Despite having nine surgeries, in an attempt to correct the problems, Emmett continues to suffer from scarring and other permanent problems to this day.

The lawsuit was brought against the medical device maker, Ethicon, and its corporate parent company, Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit alleges that Johnson & Johnson withheld information about the failure rate of its pelvic mesh products and knew that its "disclosures to the FDA were and are incomplete and misleading." The $41 million verdict includes $15 million in compensatory damages, $25 million in punitive damages, and $1 million for her spouse's loss-of-consortium damages.

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