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In Bergen County, New Jersey, a jury handed down a $15 million verdict against Ethicon, a company owned by Johnson and Johnson, based on defective pelvic mesh implants that caused plaintiff Elizabeth Hrymoc chronic pain.

Pelvic mesh implants are used to treat women who have stress, incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.

Hyrmoc claimed that Ethicon designed the pelvic mesh implants in a defective manner. She believed that the company knew it would cause problems but put it on the market anyway without adequately warning of the health risks.

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