Amid a host of transvaginal mesh(TVM) cases, a New Jersey state court jury on Monday said Johnson & Johnson should pay a South Dakota woman $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages for failing to adequately warn her doctor of the potential dangers of a vaginal mesh implant made by the company’s Ethicon Inc. subsidiary, as well as for misrepresenting the product in brochures.

This was the first verdict among approximately 1,800 vaginal mesh cases pending in New Jersey against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson (J&J), and could have an impact on thousands of lawsuits against other manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants.

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