Calif. Surgeon Testifies J&J Mesh Has Low Complication Rate

Law360 (August 20, 2019, 10:12 PM EDT) -- A practicing surgeon who chairs the University of California San Diego’s gynecology department told a California judge on Tuesday that pelvic meshes made by Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon have low rates of complications and that some of the problems could occur with any pelvic surgery, as the company begins its defense in the false-marketing trial.

During the sixth week of the bench trial before San Diego County Superior Court Judge Eddie Sturgeon, J&J called back to the stand the first witness in its defense, UCSD surgeon Charles Nager.

J&J attorney Carolyn Kubota of Covington & Burling LLP showed Nager a...

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