J&J, Ethicon Beat Pa. Woman's Untimely Hernia Mesh Suit

By Melissa Angell (October 20, 2021, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday handed Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. a win in a woman's lawsuit alleging that she was injured by the companies' pelvic mesh implants that aim to treat hernias, finding that the patient's lawsuit is untimely under state law.

Nancy Yelinek alleged in her October 2017 suit that her mesh implant manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon led to pain, discomfort and other complications.

But in a 22-page decision, Senior U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer ruled that Yelinek waited too long to sue over her alleged injuries given that Yelinek's doctor...

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