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J&J Win Shows Potential Limit To Mesh Injury Claims

Law360 (April 19, 2019, 6:10 PM EDT) -- After multiple damages awards against a Johnson & Johnson unit over allegedly defective pelvic mesh implants, a recent verdict clearing the company of claims over a Philadelphia-area woman’s worsening incontinence and pain during sex may mark the outer bounds of injuries juries are willing to attribute to the products.

While prior Philadelphia mesh trials that have resulted in six- and seven-figure damages awards involved claims that the devices had actually sawed through tissue around the implantation area and become exposed in the vagina, legal experts say that cases with less severe injuries, like the one that ended in a defense verdict on...

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