J&J's Mesh Appeal Nothing But A 'Trial Balloon,' 7th Circ. Told

Law360 (April 5, 2019, 9:31 PM EDT) -- An Indiana woman who won $20 million over life-changing pain blamed on a pelvic support mesh implant asked a Chicago federal appeals court on Thursday to uphold the award, criticizing Johnson & Johnson's claim that the case never belonged in front of a jury.

Valparaiso, Indiana, resident Barbara Kaiser is fighting to keep her award over the Prolift polypropylene mesh a doctor implanted in 2009 to counteract organ prolapse. It caused bladder spasms and pelvic pain, ended the possibility of vaginal intercourse, and prompted further surgery, an Indiana jury heard last March before awarding Kaiser and her husband $10 million in...

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