Johnson & Johnson, the well-known company that manufactures medical devices and pharmaceutical and consumer goods, may be facing some extremely high costs to settle a number of products liability cases. The company is currently dealing with over 46,000 product liability lawsuits involving its pelvic mesh products.
Pelvic Mesh Product Liability Settlement Could Lead to Higher Compensation for Pelvic Mesh Victims
In January 2016, Johnson & Johnson agreed to settle between 2,000 and 3,000 of these lawsuits for a total of $120 million. However, publication of an additional suit, brought by Pamela Wicker, revealed that the company agreed to a $5 million settlement for the single plaintiff in that case. Calculating a comparison of individual lawsuits, Wicker’s case settled for far more than the $120 million offer to settle over 2,000 lawsuits. This could mean that the company will be confronted with much higher settlement costs. While Johnson & Johnson officials claimed that the Wicker case “presented unique circumstances” that allegedly warranted such a large settlement, it still suggests that the company’s liability is very real, and that it is going to be expensive to resolve.
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If you or a loved one has been injured by a pelvic mesh product, the attorneys at Allen and Allen can help you determine whether the product’s manufacturer is liable. For a free consultation, contact the Allen Law Firm at 1-866-388-1307, or online at aaaalaw.wpengine.com.
About The Author: Jason Konvicka is a partner and trial attorney with Allen & Allen in Richmond, Virginia. During his 20+ year career, he has achieved numerous record-setting jury verdicts and substantial settlements on behalf of his clients. His practice focuses on medical malpractice, bus accidents and product liability personal injury cases. Outside of the courtroom, Jason is involved with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves on its Board of Governors as Vice President.