J&J Hit With $1.2M Verdict In Texas Pelvic Mesh Trial

Law360, New York (April 4, 2014, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson was hit Thursday with $1.2 million in damages by a Texas jury that found that the TVT-O pelvic mesh made by J&J unit Ethicon Inc. was defectively designed, the first time that the device maker was hit with a verdict over its bladder sling products used to treat stress urinary incontinence.

After a 12-day trial, plaintiff Linda Batiste won compensatory damages on her claims against the bladder sling device, though the jury declined to award punitive damages. The jury found that Ethicon had sufficiently warned of the known risks associated with TVT-O, J&J said in statement Thursday, indicating...

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