More than 10,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson for a faulty hip implant created by the company's DePuy Orthopedics division. Recently, the first lawsuit was settled. Jurors awarded a man more than $8.3 million to cover his medical expenses as well as the pain and suffering he endured as a result of the defective product.
Last month, we discussed the problems that many women in Nebraska and beyond have experienced after having transvaginal mesh products implanted. Thousands of women have sued the manufacturers of the product. Recently, a jury awarded one woman more than $11 million.
Imagine suffering pain and weakness so intense that it prevents you from performing your job. Then imagine realizing that the symptoms were caused by a defective product. That has been the case for thousands of women who had transvaginal mesh products implanted to help correct problems that resulted from pelvic organ prolapse.
As most Nebraska residents know, advancements in technology have made it possible for some people to live longer. People who receive a new prescription drug or medical device may experience life changing results. However, some drugs and medical devices can actually cause more harm than good. Patients could suffer serious complications as a result.