Class Cert. Bid Nixed In J&J Panacryl Sutures MDL

Law360, New York (November 16, 2009, 2:37 PM EST) -- The judge overseeing multidistrict products liability litigation against Johnson & Johnson rejected a request to certify a nationwide class of patients who claim they suffered infections and other complications after undergoing surgical procedures that involved allegedly defective Panacryl sutures.

Judge Terrence Boyle of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina signed an order on Friday rejecting the bid for class certification.

The Panacryl sutures, which were designed to stay in the body for 24 to 36 months after surgery, were made by...
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