On March 5, 2015, the jury in the trial of Perry v. Ethicon made the decision to award the plaintiff, Coleen Perry, $5.7 million. The verdict came in on the fourth day of deliberations after three previous days of seeking additional testimony. The verdict breakdown includes $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages, making this the first punitive damages award against Johnson & Johnson for a case involving a mesh sling (as opposed to mesh for pelvic organ prolapse).
In 2011, Ms. Perry was implanted with an Abbrevo mini-sling and has since suffered chronic pelvic pain, dyspareunia, mesh erosion, shrinkage of the mesh and scar tissue formation, among other complications. During the trial, Ms. Perry’s attorney demonstrated to jurors how polypropylene mesh degrades over time and erodes into vaginal tissue. Scar tissue shrinks and forms painful bands that lead to chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia (painful sex).
While this is a huge win for the “good guys,” there are still thousands of women suffering from a defective implant. If you are one of those women suffering from the crippling effects of receiving a defective transvaginal mesh implant and you are seeking financial assistance during your case, we can help. Plaintiff Support understands that transvaginal mesh injuries cause a lot of pain and can change a woman’s life physically, emotionally and financially. We can offer assistance with living expenses, mortgage payments, doctor visits and surgeries. Submit your information here or call 1-800-352-9676, and speak to one of our female case managers who will assist you in receiving the funds you need to help you through your case.
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