J&J, Ethicon Hit For $5.7M In Calif. Pelvic Mesh Trial

By Kat Greene (March 5, 2015, 9:00 PM EST) -- A California jury on Thursday saddled Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. unit with a $5.7 million verdict, siding with a woman who claimed her doctor had given her an older, heavier version of a pelvic mesh product that will cause her a lifetime of pain.

The jury awarded plaintiff Coleen Perry $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages after deliberating for three days, court records show. Perry had sued Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson and her doctor in California state court over injuries from her TVT Abbrevo mesh.

Ethicon and J&J will appeal the verdict, a spokesman for Ethicon...

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