Johnson & Johnson Agrees to 1st Vaginal Mesh Settlements

Johnson & Johnson Agrees to 1st Vaginal Mesh SettlementsJanuary 22, 2015 — Bloomberg News reports that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to settle four lawsuits involving vaginal mesh.

These are the first cases that have settled out of more than 23,000 pending against the company in state and federal litigation.

One of the settlements involves a case that was set for trial this week in Missouri. That lawsuit was filed on behalf of Joan Budke, a 77 year-old woman who was implanted with Ethicon’s Prolift mesh. It caused an infection that led to her death in 2009.

Johnson & Johnson has been hit with more vaginal mesh lawsuits than any other manufacturer. They own Ethicon, Inc., and Mentor Corp., two of the first companies to market vaginal mesh and pelvic sling products in the 1990s.

Yesterday, Mentor Corp. approved settlements in about 111 lawsuits involving ObTape. In September 2014, a jury ordered Ethicon to pay $3.27 million to a woman who was injured by the TVT-Obturator (TVT-O) bladder sling.

Most of the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson have been consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin. Last month, he began pushing manufacturers to negotiate settlements rather than risk potentially billions of dollars in losses at trial.

Johnson & Johnson has been reluctant to come to the table, despite the fact that juries have consistently awarded damages to women who were injured by vaginal mesh, bladder slings, and pelvic tape. In 2013, a New Jersey jury awarded $11.1 million in compensation and punitive damages to a woman who was injured by Johnson & Johnson’s Prolift.

Need a Texas Vaginal Mesh Lawyer?

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $260 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact our Texas vaginal mesh lawyers for a free lawsuit review.

Free Case Review

Verified 100% Secure Site

To contact us for a free review of your potential case, please fill out the form below or call us toll free 24 hrs/day by dialing: (866) 879-3040.

*
*
*