Improper Testimony Won Pa. Mesh Case For J&J, Panel Told

Law360 (July 14, 2020, 7:42 PM EDT) -- A Philadelphia jury's decision to clear a Johnson & Johnson unit in a pelvic mesh injury case last year was founded on testimony from a treating doctor who was improperly allowed to opine that the implant hadn't caused her patient's injuries, a state appeals court heard on Tuesday.

Ruxandra Laidacker, an attorney with Kline & Specter PC representing plaintiff Malgorzata Krolikowski, told the Pennsylvania Superior Court that a trial judge had improperly treated her client's treating physician as an expert witness and allowed her to testify that the pelvic mesh device at issue in the lawsuit had not caused any complications...

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