A Philadelphia jury awarded Suzanne Emmett, 57, and her husband, Michael, a $41 million verdict brought against the medical device maker Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. The amount included $25 million in punitive damages. Suzanne Emmett filed a lawsuit because Johnson & Johnson's vaginal products had a high failure rate and caused her irreversible injuries.
Lawsuits Against Ethicon & Johnson & Johnson
Emmett went through various surgical procedures to try to get rid of the discomfort, bleeding, infections, and painful sex from the vaginal mesh implanted inside of her in 2007. However, these procedures weren’t useful because they couldn’t fix what the plastic-like mesh had done to her.
Emmett isn’t the only one who has suffered from faulty Johnson & Johnson products; thousands of other women have suffered injuries from defective mesh products. Johnson & Johnson currently faces 37,400 lawsuits related to pelvic meshes, according to the company’s last quarterly filing with securities regulators. Johnson & Johnson said it stands by its pelvic mesh products and plans to appeal the verdict in the case. “We believe it contradicts the evidence that the products were properly designed and that the company appropriately informed surgeons of known risks,” Ethicon spokesperson Mindy Tinsley said.
Talc Powder Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson has also been the target of allegations about their talc powder causing ovarian cancer due to asbestos contamination. In a lawsuit filed by 22 women, a circuit court in Missouri ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $4 billion in damages, one of the largest personal injury awards in history. The corporation is currently facing more than 11,700 talc powder-related lawsuits.
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