The jury in the second bellwether trial involving a vaginal mesh manufactured by Ethicon has awarded the plaintiff $3.27 million in damages, according to newswire reports and court documents.
Rockville Centre, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/09/2014 -- The second federal bellwether trial involving a vaginal mesh product manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon has concluded, with the jury in the case finding in favor of plaintiff Jo Huskey and awarding her $3.27 million in damages, according to a September 5 Reuters report.* The trial of Huskey v. Ethicon (No. 12-5201; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia) began on August 14 and ended after nearly two weeks. According to the Reuters report, “jurors found Ethicon liable for selling faulty devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that users were at risk from side effects that include pain, bleeding and infection.”
The Rottenstein Law Group LLP, a New York-based personal injury law firm representing plaintiffs nationwide in lawsuits against Ethicon, the manufacturer of vaginal mesh devices that have allegedly caused serious injuries to women implanted with the devices as treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), is encouraged by the verdict and the award.
“This outcome sends a message that a company whose product hurts people will be held accountable,” said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. “We’re hopeful that this verdict is indicative of further plaintiff’s verdicts to follow.”
The federal Ethicon multidistrict litigation in West Virginia has consolidated approximately 19,000 lawsuits filed by victims alleging injuries caused by the company’s products.
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