PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A jury dominated that Johnson & Johnson must shell out hundreds of thousands for a New Jersey lady who suffered critical accidents after being implanted with a vaginal mesh system.
The jury awarded fifty six-yr-previous Peggy Engleman $20 million — $2.5 million in compensatory and $17.5 in punitive damages – after her attorneys claimed throughout a 3-week trial in Widespread Pleas Courtroom that the TVT-Secur medical gadget was not solely faulty, however that Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon subsidiary did not warn of its dangers.
Engleman had the system implanted in her in 2007 in an effort to alleviate stress urinary incontinence. Nevertheless, the implant failed and her situation returned. Attorneys argued that Engleman additionally started experiencing ache and discomfort when the polypropylene mesh from the implant eroded inside her. Docs have been unable to take away all of the remaining mesh regardless of three surgical procedures.
Engleman says she now suffers from persistent vaginal ache and pelvic flooring spasms, and has additionally developed a everlasting urinary dysfunction.
“I’m pleased I might be a voice for different ladies,” Engleman stated in a press release. “It’s been a nightmare, and I really feel justice was really served right now.”
That is the third consecutive eight-determine award towards Johnson & Johnson in a mesh case in a Philadelphia courtroom. An Indiana lady acquired a $12.5 million in a 2015 verdict, and in 2016, a Toms River, New Jersey, lady was awarded $thirteen.5 million.