Second Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Trial Underway in Philadelphia

Posted by Sarah Showard | Jan 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

A second trial over injuries caused by Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon pelvic mesh products began in Philidelphia on January 25th, 2016.  Plaintiff's counsel described the the on-going pain and suffering she lives with on a daily basis and the impact it has had on her ability to have sex with her husband.  These problems will be on-going, as the mesh cannot be safely removed. 

In an earlier case in December the jury agreed that the Prolift pelvic mesh product was negligently designed and the physician received inadequate warnings about the risk to patients.  That case resulted in a $12.5 million verdict, with $5.5 million in compensatory damages plus another $7 million in punitive damages.   Removing the product can cause further scarring, which in turns lead to more pain and suffering.

 If you are experiencing any of the issues associated with a pelvic mesh product implant, please contact Showard Law Firm, for a free consultation.  We are located in Tucson, Arizona and have resolved many cases involving mesh products.  We can be reached at 520-622-3344 or through our website at http:/

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Sarah Showard

Sarah Showard graduated from the University of Maryland in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English-Linguistics and a Certification in Women's Studies. She then graduated from New York University School of Law in 1988. Sarah began practice initially as an insurance defense attorney, and has been representing plaintiffs since 1990. Sarah has a son, Benjamin, who recently graduated from The Gregory School and will attend ASU in the fall, with future plans to attend law school and eventually join Showard Law Firm. In her spare time Sarah enjoys horseback riding and spending time in Sonoita with her husband Peter.


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