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Ms. Jo Huskey was fifty-two years old in 2011 when she was implanted with Ethicon’s Gynecare TVT Obturator to treat stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. Ms. Huskey continues to suffer complications from the vaginal mesh.
As a result, she filed a lawsuit seeking money damages from Ethicon for her pain and suffering, medical expenses and loss of consortium.
A West Virginia jury recently issued a $3.27 million damage award to Ms. Huskey. The jury found that Ethicon was liable for negligence, selling a defective product, and failing to warn patients and doctors of the risks associated with their vaginal mesh product. An additional amount was awarded for Ms. Huskey’s medical expenses and her husband’s loss of consortium.
The Huskey’s suit is one of the first cases to go to trial against Ethicon. Over 21,000 other cases are still pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
In addition to Ethicon, other companies are involved as potential defendants, such as Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, Coloplast, Cook Medical and Neomedical. Some women have had to undergo multiple surgeries and procedures to remove the mesh. However, a lot of the symptoms and pain have not gone away even after the mesh was removed.
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