Lancaster County woman awarded $41 million after vaginal mesh case


A jury awarded a Lancaster County woman $41 million dollars for injuries she said she suffered from a vaginal mesh device. 

The device was designed by a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.

According to her lawyers at Kline & Specter, Suzanne Emmett, who is now 57, had the device implanted in May 2007 to help with urinary problems. After the procedure, she started experiencing pain and had to have surgery to get it removed. 

Emmett had six more surgeries after the initial removal surgery, but nothing helped her symptoms. 

The jury awarded $15 million in damages to Emmett, $1 million to her husband for loss of consortium, and $25 million in punitive damages. 

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