New Jersey Jury Awards $3.35 Million, Weighs Punitives In State's 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey court on Feb. 26 is hearing evidence for a punitive damages verdict in the state's first pelvic mesh bellwether trial, a day after returning a $3.35 million compensatory verdict for a woman who claims to have debilitating injuries from the device...

Jury Awards $7.76 Million In Punitive Damages In New Jersey's 1st Pelvic Mesh Trial

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - (Mealey's) A New Jersey court on Feb. 28 ordered the Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc. subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson to pay $7.76 million in punitive damages to a woman who claims to have debilitating injuries from a Gynecare Prolift pelvic sling, sources told Mealey Publications...

Yasmin, Yaz Gallbladder Cases Settled For $24 Million By Bayer; Payouts Are $2,000-$3,000

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. — (Mealey’s) Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. will pay $24 million to resolve claims of plaintiffs who allege that they developed gallbladder disease or underwent gallbladder surgery as a result of using Yasmin or Yaz drospirenone-containing birth control pills,...