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J&J told to pay $3.35m in implant suit

A New Jersey jury on Monday awarded $3.35 million to a former nurse who blames Johnson & Johnson’s vaginal mesh implant for years of severe, chronic pain despite 18 unsuccessful repair surgeries.

It’s the first verdict in about 4,000 lawsuits filed against the giant health products maker based in New Brunswick, N.J. At least one plaintiff has won a lawsuit against one of the other 30-plus makers of the once-popular implants, used to lift sagging pelvic organs back into place.

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