J&J Wants $20M Pa. Mesh Award Axed Over Alleged Time Bar

By Matt Fair (October 17, 2018, 8:16 PM EDT) -- A $20.2 million verdict against a Johnson & Johnson unit in a pelvic mesh injury case came under fire on Wednesday as a Pennsylvania appeals court heard arguments that the lawsuit that led to the award had been filed outside of the two-year statute of limitations.

Alicia Hickok, an attorney with Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP representing J&J subsidiary Ethicon Inc., told a three-judge Superior Court panel in Philadelphia that plaintiff Peggy Engleman should have realized she had a potential claim against the company after she began experiencing complications with her mesh implant a month after receiving it in June 2007....

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