Jury Ends First Day of Deliberation in Johnson & Johnson Vaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit
Published: Feb 20, 2013
A jury in Atlantic City ended its initial day of deliberations on the first lawsuit to go to trial over whether Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit properly designed a vaginal mesh implant and adequately warned of its risks. A panel of six women and three men is weighing a lawsuit by Linda Gross, a South Dakota nurse. She contends Ethicon’s design of her Gynecare Prolift was defective and blames the device for 18 surgeries. Gross claims New Brunswick-based J&J failed to warn her and her doctor of the risks and made fraudulent misrepresentations to her.