A Bakersfield, Calif. jury returned a verdict awarding plaintiff Coleen M. Perry a total of $5.7 Million for damages as a result of a TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh sling device, manufactured by Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
According to court documents, the TVT-Abbrevo mid-urethral sling device, used to treat urinary incontinence had degraded and eroded in Perry’s body, leaving her with pain, painful intercourse and scar tissue even after the device was removed. Also according to court documents, Perry claimed that the device was defectively designed and that Ethicon had failed to properly warn of the dangers and made misrepresentations about the device.
The trial team for the plaintiff included Tom Cartmell, Rich Freese and Tim Goss of Freese & Goss and Pedro “Peter” de la Cerda of Edwards & de la Cerda, both in Dallas.
Read the entire press release: Client Wins $5.7 Million in TVT-Abbrevo Verdict against Johnson & Johnson in California State Court