Pa. Panel Backs Woman's $13.5M J&J Mesh Injury Award

Law360 (April 11, 2019, 8:29 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state appellate court on Thursday backed a $13.5 million award in favor of a New Jersey woman who claimed she was injured by an allegedly defective mesh product manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc.

A Superior Court panel affirmed the award won by New Jersey resident Sharon Carlino on claims that inherent defects in Ethicon's transvaginal tape, or TVT, left her in constant pain and interfered with her ability to have sex with her husband.

Thursday's decision said there was evidence showing that even though Ethicon was aware the TVT could give rise to various medical issues,...

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