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NJ Judge Won't Disturb $11M Award In J&J Mesh Mass Tort

Law360, New York (July 17, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey judge has refused to overturn an $11.1 million jury award for a South Dakota woman who said a Johnson & Johnson unit’s vaginal mesh product caused debilitating nerve pain, ruling overwhelming evidence and an appropriate jury award obviated a new trial.

J&J’s Ethicon Inc. lobbied New Jersey Superior Court Judge Carol E. Higbee for a new trial or a judgment notwithstanding the verdict in a product liability suit filed by Linda Gross, who in February 2013 was awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages...
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