6th Circ. Revives Suit Over J&J Unit's Pelvic Mesh

By Mike Curley (August 25, 2021, 5:50 PM EDT) -- The Sixth Circuit on Wednesday revived a suit alleging a Johnson & Johnson unit's pelvic mesh came loose after implantation and caused a woman's injuries, saying the claims could be tolled by Kentucky's discovery rules.

The suit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. stems from its pelvic mesh, which a woman said caused her pain and led to her needing two corrective surgeries. (Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images) The majority of a three-judge panel partially reversed a summary judgment that cleared Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, from claims by Jenesta Cutter — finding that her negligence, gross negligence,...

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