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J&J Unit to Appeal $41M Pelvic Mesh Verdict

Feb. 1, 2019, 6:22 PM

J&J unit Ethicon Inc. plans to appeal a Philadelphia jury’s $41 million award to a woman harmed by an Ethicon pelvic mesh product.

The jury in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Jan. 31 awarded Suzanne Emmett $15 million in compensatory damages and $25 million in punitive damages. It awarded her husband, Michael Emmett, $1 million on his loss of consortium claim.

Mesh products have been used to treat urinary incontinence and to support the muscles of the pelvic floor. Tens of thousands of women have sued Ethicon and other manufacturers alleging the products caused severe pain, infection, and other...

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