Pa. Superior Court Clears Way For Out-Of-State Mesh Cases

Law360 (April 3, 2019, 8:47 PM EDT) -- Plaintiffs from outside Pennsylvania can pursue claims in the Keystone State related to a Johnson & Johnson unit’s allegedly defective pelvic mesh products, a Superior Court panel ruled Wednesday.

The three-judge panel shot down a bid by J&J subsidiary Ethicon Inc. aimed at upending a December 2017 ruling by the supervising judge of a pelvic mesh mass tort program in Philadelphia County. The judge in that case said the New Jersey-based company’s business links with Pennsylvania made the state an appropriate forum for out-of-state residents to pursue claims over the allegedly faulty implants.

The Superior Court judges on Wednesday said the...

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