J&J's Ethicon Hit With $3.27M Verdict In Pelvic Mesh Trial

By David Siegel (September 5, 2014, 1:21 PM EDT) -- A jury in West Virginia federal court slammed Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. with a $3.27 million verdict on Friday in a bellwether product liability trial, finding Ethicon's transvaginal sling was defectively designed and the company didn't warn of its potential risks, according to an attorney for the plaintiff. 

Fidelma Fitzpatrick of Motley Rice LLC told Law360 the jury returned the compensatory damages verdict after deliberating for just three hours. Fitzpatrick said the jury found in favor of her client Jo Huskey on all counts, including strict liability, design defect, failure to warn and negligence. Punitive damages were not awarded....

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