Judge Denies Bid for Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Retrial
Johnson & Johnson has been actively seeking the retrial of a lawsuit involving an Ethicon trans-vaginal sling. Ethicon’s bid for retrial was denied a federal judge on August 15th 2015.
There have been cases in which the treatment has resulted in serious injury to the patient.
$3 Million Pelvic Mesh Verdict Stands
Mass Device reports that Ethicon administrators are pleading to the judge to overturn the verdict of a previous lawsuit that cost the company $3 million because of an injury to a patient.
According to several news outlets, the a juryverdict found significant evidence that the product has a defective design and the claim has been particularly strong and the verdict will be upheld.
About the Jo Husky Lawsuit
On September of last year, a U.S District Court awarded monetary relief in the amount of $3 million to Jo Husky. Husky suffered injuries due to Ethicon’s TVT-O transvaginal sling.
According to the courts decisions, Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary company, failed to properly warn the patient about the risk of treatment. The federal judge, Joseph Goodwin, was overseeing the case and cited evidence that the TVT-O has high risk of injury.
The judge rules that the mesh could cause infections and other complications, especially among active people. The court found negligence because Ethicon failed to provide the patient with all the necessary information.