J&J Led By Profits To Push Allegedly Faulty Mesh, Jury Told

By Matt Fair (December 3, 2018, 4:00 PM EST) -- The latest in a string of trials over injuries linked to a Johnson & Johnson unit's allegedly defective pelvic mesh products kicked off in Philadelphia as jurors heard arguments Monday that the company's thirst for profits pushed it to sell the implants despite serious concerns about patient safety.

Kline & Specter PC attorney Kila Baldwin told the jurors that J&J unit Ethicon knew that its implants were likely to cause women such as plaintiff Suzanne Emmet to experience complications, including the mesh sawing into the vagina, but that it had sold the products anyway as it looked to maintain market dominance....

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