As we previously reported, an Atlantic County jury awarded a former nurse $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages for injuries she suffered from a pelvic mesh implant made by Johnson & Johnson.
The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, Ethicon, maker of the Gynecare Prolift pelvic mesh product, filed a motion requesting a new trial following the jury’s decision. The Presiding Civil Judge in Atlantic County Superior Court, Carol E. Higbee, recently denied Ethicon’s motion. Judge Higbee found that “there was strong evidence presented and multiple sources of evidence that in fact there were many problems with this product.”
More than 5,900 similar lawsuits alleging injury related to pelvic mesh devices are currently pending. If you or a loved one has experienced any injury from the use of a pelvic mesh implant, please contact Stark & Stark and speak to one of the Mass Tort attorneys, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you might have against Johnson & Johnson.