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J&J Unit Ethicon to Appeal $120 Million Pelvic Mesh Verdict

April 25, 2019, 4:29 PM

Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon will appeal a $120 million verdict in a pelvic mesh case in Pennsylvania.

Susan McFarland was awarded $20 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages April 24 by a jury in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County.

The award is the largest mesh verdict against Ethicon, according to company spokeswoman Mindy Tinsley.

McFarland alleged she was severely injured by an Ethicon TVT-O mesh product. The product was placed in her pelvic floor to treat stress urinary incontinence, inadvertent leakage of urine that happens when movement such as coughing puts pressure...

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