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March 5, 2015 – Attorneys for Freese & Goss have won yet another mesh case in the ongoing pelvic mesh litigation, this time against Johnson & Johnson over their TVT-Abbrevo sling for urinary incontinence.  After nearly 8 weeks in Bakersfield California, a jury found Johnson & Johnson liable for defective design, inadequate warnings, and misrepresentation.  In addition to awarding $700,000 for actual damages, the Jury also sent a strong message to Johnson & Johnson by awarding punitive damages in the amount of $5,000,000.  In California, punitive damages require the jury to determine that the defendant acted with malice, oppression, fraud, or despicable conduct.

This case is the third victory in a row for Freese & Goss, all of which involved polypropylene devices manufactured for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence, and self-servingly described by defendants as the “gold standard.”   We would also like to thank the attorneys at Cartmell & Wagstaff who tried the case with our firm.