There was a stunning verdict today in the vaginal mesh cases: a $3.35 million verdict.
That is actually not a true statement. This vaginal mesh implant verdict was exactly what we expected all along: juries would punish Johnson & Johnson and other companies that put these products on the market and kept them on when they knew they were not safe.
This verdict was the first. There are almost 2,000 more vaginal mesh cases on deck in New Jersey against J&J/Ethicon.
The result of this verdict is clear: the settlement value of the remaining mesh cases is now a great deal higher.
I’m tired tonight but I’ll have more to say about this verdict tomorrow.