$5.7 Million Awarded to Transvaginal Mesh Injuries by Ethicon

March 10, 2015

Recently, a judge found Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, liable for injuries that their Transvaginal Mesh Tape (TVT) Abbrevo caused one patient. The woman, identified as Coleen Perry, has been awarded $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. The jury that was chosen to preside over the case deliberated for three days before reaching a verdict. 

The plaintiff in this case claimed that the mesh her doctor had used eroded in her body, causing permanent and consistent pain. She had originally had it surgically implanted to treat her stress urinary incontinence but stated that she began experiencing pain almost immediately after her surgery. Other women have had similar experiences and while most TVTs can be surgically removed, they can cause irreparable damage and permanent pain.  More than 65,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against various manufacturers. This particular suit is the fourth to reach a verdict against Ethicon out of a total of 36,000 against the manufacturer. 

 

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed Mentor transvaginal mesh or sling, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

 

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