(Reuters) - A New Jersey jury on Thursday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $7.76 million in punitive damages to a South Dakota nurse who claimed harm from the company's now-recalled Prolift vaginal mesh.
The diversified healthcare company said in a statement that it would "vigorously" appeal the award from the Atlantic City jury. The jury on Monday awarded the same woman $3.35 million in other compensation, saying J&J failed to adequately warn her doctors of potential dangers from the vaginal mesh implant made by J&J's Ethicon subsidiary.
(Reporting By Ransdell Pierson; Editing by Maureen Bavdek)
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