After a two-and-a-half-week trial led by Tom Cartmell and Rich Freese from Birmingham, Alabama, a 12-person jury in Dallas County, Texas, awarded a woman $1.2 million for injuries caused by a TVT-O sling manufactured by Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company. The jury found that that the TVT-O device, a medical device indicated for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, was defectively designed.
Tom delivered the closing argument for the plaintiff and presented evidence from several key witnesses, including labeling and warnings expert Dr. Peggy Pence and materials expert Dr. Howard Jordi.
This case is significant: it was the first in the nation where a jury found a manufacturer liable for damages caused by pelvic mesh for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
We are proud to be on the front lines of mass tort and product liability cases like these, helping our clients find justice and redress for their injuries.