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J&J's Ethicon, Inc. smacked with $11.1 million dollar verdict!

Last week on February 28, 2013, a New Jersey state jury added $7.8 million dollars in punitive damages to an award against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon, Inc. for deliberately misleading doctors and consumers about its trans-vaginal mesh product known as Gynecare Prolift. The total verdict now stands at approximately $11.1 million. The case was entitled Linda Gross versus Ethicon, Inc. and tried in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The jury previously award the 47 year old South Dakota resident, and her husband, $3.35 million. The case was plaintiffs' first bellwether to go to trial in the New Jersey coordinated proceedings. This verdict comes after a July 2012 verdict in Kern County Superior Court jury awarded Christine Scott a verdict of approximately $5.5 million against another medical giant, C.R. Bard, for the damages caused by its trans-vaginal mesh product. The Kristensen Law Group represents over a dozen women whose lives have been irreparably damaged as a result of defective trans-vaginal mesh products. If you've been injured contact us at (310) 507-7924 or by email at klg@kristensenlaw.com. Please be advised that applicable statute of limitations may apply. In unrelated news, the owner of the New York Jets is Woody Johnson, an heir to Johnson & Johnson's founder, Robert Wood Johnson. Mr. Johnson, when he was not supporting the Jets in their recent catastrophic season, was an avid supporter of another recent failure, Willard Mitt Romney's unsuccessful campaign for President.

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