Cozen O’Connor: James Heller Discusses Recent Pelvic Mesh Mass Tort in The Legal Intelligencer

James Heller Discusses Recent Pelvic Mesh Mass Tort in The Legal Intelligencer

Friday, January 1, 2016

James Heller, vice chair of Cozen O’Connor’s Commercial Litigation department, discusses the first case to hit trial from Philadelphia’s pelvic-mesh mass tort program in The Legal Intelligencer. In late December, the first jury to hear a case claiming that an allegedly unsafe transvaginal mesh device caused incontinence and pain during sex awarded plaintiff Patricia Hammons $5.5 million in compensatory damages and $7 million in punitive damages. According to James, if Hammons is thought to be a strong case for the defense, the verdict will give the plaintiffs clear leverage at any settlement talks.

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James H. Heller

Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Department
Chair, Products Liability

jimheller@cozen.com

(215) 665-2189

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