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Atlantic County pelvic mesh jury awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages, three days after a $3.35 million compensatory damages award.

April 11, 2013
In Re Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 291 CT; underlying case of Linda Gross v. Ethicon, Case Number: Atl-L-6966-10

Gynecare Prolift pelvic mesh is a product made by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon. It is used to treat organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The plaintiff Gross filed suit in 2008 claiming she underwent 18 surgeries to correct injuries caused by a Gynecare Prolift mesh implant. The jury found in 7-2 votes that Ethicon failed to warn Gross' doctor about possible side effects and made fraudulent misrepresentations to Gross.

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