Woman Awarded $15M for Pelvic Mesh Injuries

Earlier this month, a New Jersey jury found in favor of a woman who had been injured by pelvic mesh. The jury awarded Elizabeth Hrymoc, 71, $15M in her suit against Johnson & Johnson’s (J&J) subsidiary Ethicon, the mesh manufacturer. The $15M verdict consisted of $4M for pain and suffering, $1M for loss of consortium (conjugal affection with her spouse), and $10M in punitive damages, meant to send the defendants a clear message that their behavior is unacceptable.

Xarelto Jury Delivers $28M Verdict for Plaintiff

Last week, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Bayer AG had the first loss in the many Xarelto bleeding risk lawsuits. The Big Pharma duo has so far won the first three federal court cases. The Philadelphia state court jury handed down a $27.8M verdict for the plaintiffs, finding the companies didn’t adequately warn doctors and patients of the increased risk of internal bleeding with Xarelto use. The damages award is broken down into $1.8M in compensatory damages and $26M in punitive damages. The companies are already planning an appeal.