From the Pennsylvania Association For Justice, members news services February 10, 2016
A Pennsylvania jury has handed up a $13.5 million award to a woman claiming she was permanently injured from a pelvic mesh device that eroded inside her. The jury handed up the award in Carlino v. Ethicon late Wednesday morning, giving plaintiff $3.5 million in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon was the defendant in the case. The verdict is the second from the pelvic mesh mass tort program to hit trial. It was also the second multi-million dollar plaintiff’s victory from the pelvic mesh cases. In December, a jury handed up a $12.5 million award to a woman making similar claims about an Ethicon-made pelvic mesh device.
Call the experienced attorneys at Liever, Hyman & Potter if you or a family member suffered injury from pelvic mesh. Consultation is free. We can obtain the records for you if we investigate the case.
By Michael W. McGuckin, Esquire; Attorney for the Reading, Pennsylvania Personal Injury Law Firm of Liever, Hyman & Potter, P. C. which limits their practice to Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home neglect, car, truck, motorcycle accidents, Wrongful death cases, premises liability, and Work injuries. Serving Berks, Schuylkill and surrounding counties for over 50 years.