As post-trial disputes get under way in Philadelphia’s first pelvic-mesh suit to hit trial, the judge has added nearly $800,000 to the $12.5 million verdict that was awarded in the case last month.
Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Mark I. Bernstein, who presided over the Hammons v. Ethicon trial that resulted in an award of $5.5 million in compensatory damages and $7 million in punitive damages, added $797,602 in delay damages to the verdict, and entered judgment at about $13.3 million. The decision was docketed Jan. 12.
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