Emphatically rejecting post-trial defense arguments, a Philadelphia Judge upheld a $13.7 million verdict against Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, for the defective design of Tension-free Vaginal Tape (TVT) that brought multiple surgeries and a lifetime of pain to a New Jersey woman.
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Kenneth J. Powell, Jr. ruled in Sharon Carlino and Charles Carlino v. Ethicon, Inc., Case Nos. 1129 EDA 2016 and 1294 EDA 2016, upholding the Feb. 10, 2016, award of $3.25 million in compensatory damages for Mrs. Carlino, $250,000 to Mr. Carlino for loss of consortium, punitive damages of $10 million, plus $239,119 in delay damages.
Kline & Specter PC attorney Shanin Specter represented The Carlinos. Ethicon faces 164 lawsuits in the Philadelphia courts, as well as 31,630 lawsuits in Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation consolidated before U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in MDL 2327 in the Southern District of West Virginia.