A federal jury in Charleston, West Virginia, returned a $3.27 million verdict in favor of plaintiff Jo Huskey and her husband for damages Huskey sustained from a TVT-O pelvic mesh sling device, manufactured by Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
The case was a bellwether trial, and the first to reach a verdict, in the federal multi-district litigation, In re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327.
Jeffrey Kuntz, a partner at Wagstaff & Cartmell, was a key member of the trial team for the plaintiffs, cross-examining key defense experts and handling other trial witnesses.
Nationally known and respected as one of the leading firms in mass tort and product liability, Wagstaff & Cartmell is involved in thousands of cases pending across the United States involving various pelvic mesh devices alleged to have design and warning defects and that have caused serious injuries to thousands of women. Tom Cartmell is co-lead counsel for the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Ethicon MDL.