Court Upholds Vaginal Mesh Settlement Against Ethicon Inc.
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A New Jersey appellate court upheld an $11.1M vaginal mesh settlement against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) subsidiary Ethicon Inc. The jury in the original case sided with plaintiff Linda Gross, who alleged that the company was aware of the potential dangers of its Gynecare pelvic mesh implants and failed to warn patients of the risks in their marketing materials.


Gross sustained serious injuries from the mesh implant, resulting in 20 surgeries attempting to repair the damage. Judges agreed with her allegations, saying there was sufficient evidence to fault Ethicon’s lack of warning for Gross’ injuries. The appellate court found no reason to overturn the vaginal mesh settlement of $3.35M in compensatory damages and $7.76M in punitive damages to Gross.


Gross’ lawsuit is one of more than 67,500 claims filed against transvaginal mesh manufacturers. Suits against Gynecare include complaints that the implants can lead to soft tissue injury, tissue erosion, bleeding and infection.


“Women have a right to know what the risks are with these devices so that they can make informed decisions,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.


Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.


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