Judge: Take $10M Punitives In Pelvic Mesh Case Or Face Retrial On That Claim
(August 9, 2018, 3:24 PM EDT) -- HAMMOND, Ind. — An Indiana federal judge on Aug. 8 declined to disturb a $10 million compensatory verdict in an Ethicon pelvic mesh case but said the plaintiff can accept a reduction of her $25 million punitive award to $10 million or face a new trial on punitives only (Barbara Kaiser, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. 17-114, N.D. Ind., Hammond Div.).
(Opinion and order available. Document #28-180816-009Z.)
In 2009, Barbara Kaiser suffered from pelvic organ prolapse and was implanted with a Prolift...