NJ Jury Mulls Punitive Damages In J&J Vaginal Mesh Trial

Law360, New York (February 26, 2013, 8:39 PM EST) -- Attorneys on Tuesday argued over awarding punitive damages in a New Jersey bellwether trial the day after a jury found Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. responsible for fraudulently misrepresenting the risks of a vaginal mesh product a South Dakota woman blames for destroying her quality of life.

Attorneys for plaintiff Linda Gross urged the jury to add a punitive judgment to the $3.35 million in compensatory damages it awarded to Gross on Monday, saying J&J and Ethicon knew of the risks posed by the Gynecare Prolift...
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