$5.7 Million Jury Award Against Johnson & Johnson

Mar 11, 2015
Paul M. da Costa

Bloomberg Business recently reported that Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $5.7 million in damages in a case involving an incontinence implant.  The jury decided that the implant had a defective design and Johnson & Johnson failed to warn doctors and consumers of the defect.  The jury also found that Johnson & Johnson had “negligently misrepresented” that use of the device was safe.   

The implant is typically used to treat incontinence in woman and is often called a vaginal-mesh implant.  After use of such devices became popular, women began experiencing a number of complications, including damage to organs and painful sex as a result.  Many manufacturers began settlement talks over the devices once risks became apparent, but Johnson & Johnson refused to participate, even though the company had previously pulled four of its implants off the market.  Thus, the safety of the devices is still up for debate.   

If you or a loved one suffered injuries after receiving a medical device implant, you may have a case to obtain legal compensation for your injuries.  Call Paul M. da Costa, Esq. at Sarno da Costa D’Aniello Maceri LLC at 973-274-5200 for help with your case.