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Ethicon to Pay $5.7M in Abbrevo Vaginal Sling Injury Lawsuit


This is a settlement for the Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects lawsuit.

Los Angeles, CA: Ethicon, the division of Johnson & Johnson that makes TVT Abbrevo, one of many transvaginal mesh products that are the subject of several thousand lawsuits, has been found liable and ordered by pay $5.7 million to plaintiff Coleen Perry.

The jury hearing Perry' case deliberated for three days and found that Ethicon's conduct regarding the TVT Abbrevo vaginal sling amounted to "malice," her lawyer said. They awarded Perry $700,000 in compensatory damages and an additional $5 million in punitive damages.

This verdict makes the fourth against Ethicon. Currently, over 36,000 lawsuits have been filed against the TVT manufacturer in both state and federal courts, all alleging the devices, which are used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, are defectively designed and result in significant personal injury.

Perry claimed the Abbrevo mesh began to erode in her body, causing pain that she said she expects to last the rest of her life,, according to Reuters.

The FDA approved Abbrevo, one of Ethicon' newer models of mesh products, in 2010, specifically to treat stress urinary incontinence. Perry, received her implant in 2011. She said she began experiencing a "pulling-type"pain almost immediately after surgery, Reuters reports.
The case is Perry et al v. Luu et al, Superior Court of the State of California, Kern County, No. 5-1500-CV-279123.

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Published on Mar-6-15

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