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Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $35 Million in Damages to Victims Who Suffered from Using Pelvic Mesh

On March 8, 2018, an Indianapolis federal court ruled that Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, its medical device division, were negligent in the design and warnings about its Prolift pelvic mesh and therefore, liable for the damages the plaintiff, a 69-year-old woman who had the mesh implanted in 2009, suffered as a result of using the mesh. The court ordered the company to pay $35 million in compensation, $25 million of which were punitive damages.
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What is a Heater-Cooler?

A heater-cooler is a device placed inside a patient’s body during surgery to keep his or her body temperature at a consistent, safe level. They are most commonly used in surgeries on the heart or lungs. The devices control patients’ temperatures by moving water through a small unit where it is air-cooled to an appropriate temperature.
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