J&J Tagged With $7M Punitives In Pa. Pelvic Mesh Case

Law360, Philadelphia (December 22, 2015, 12:02 PM EST) -- Jurors on Tuesday hit a Johnson & Johnson unit with $7 million in punitive damages, on top of $5.5 million in compensatory damages, in the first case over the company’s Prolift pelvic mesh product to be tried in Philadelphia’s mass tort program.

After the jurors concluded their second set of deliberations, Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit immediately said that they would appeal the verdict from the three-week trial of a case brought by Indiana woman Patricia Hammons.

“We believe the evidence showed Ethicon’s Prolift pelvic organ prolapse repair kit was properly designed; Ethicon acted appropriately and responsibly in the...

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