J&J's Rush To Market Made Mesh Patients Suffer, Jury Told

Law360, Philadelphia (April 16, 2019, 7:21 PM EDT) -- A Johnson & Johnson unit's bid to protect its market dominance by rushing a pelvic mesh implant to market without sufficient clinical testing left a Philadelphia-area woman paying the price through worsening incontinence and pain she began experiencing with sex, a jury heard during closing arguments Tuesday.

Colin Burke, an attorney with Kline & Specter PC, told jurors that J&J subsidiary Ethicon Inc. had disregarded the health and safety of women like his client, Malgorzata Krolikowski, and launched its so-called TVT-Secur implant after testing it on only 31 people over a five-week period.

Of the 31 women who received the implant...

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