$12.5M Verdict Returned In 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial In Pennsylvania

(January 4, 2016, 12:39 PM EST) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania state court jury on Dec. 23 added a $7 million punitive damages verdict to its earlier $5.5 million compensatory damages verdict in the first pelvic mesh case from the state’s complex litigation docket to go to trial (Patricia L. Hammons v. Ethicon Inc., No. 130503913, Pa. Comm. Pls., Philadelphia Co.).

On Dec. 21, a jury in the Philadelphia County Common Pleas Court awarded plaintiff Patricia L. Hammons $5.5 million in compensatory damages and found that punitive damages were justified. After a punitive...
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