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in implant case
A New Jersey jury has orders Johnson & Johnson to pay a former nurse $7.8 million in punitive damages, on top of $3.35 million in compensatory damages, over her claims its Prolift vaginal mesh implant caused years of terrible pain despite 18 unsuccessful repair surgeries. J&J vowed to appeal the verdict.
job cuts in Belgium
Construction equipment maker Caterpillar says it will cut more than one in three jobs at its Belgian plant because of high labor costs and sluggish growth in its European market. Caterpillar Inc. said Thursday it plans to cut 1,400 of the 3,400 jobs at its Gosselies plant south of Brussels alongside other measures aimed at restoring the site’s competitiveness.
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