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Breaking Down J&J And California's $1B Pelvic Mesh Trial

Law360 (July 12, 2019, 11:12 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson is about to face off with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra's office in a first-of-its-kind trial over allegations the company falsely marketed its pelvic mesh devices to hundreds of thousands of Golden State women, and could face a near billion-dollar judgment if it loses.

Although thousands of women have filed personal injury and product liability suits against J&J over its subsidiary Ethicon's pelvic mesh in recent years, the San Diego bench trial represents a new front in the legal battle.

After J&J settled the state of Washington's similar suit on the eve of trial earlier this year, this...

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