J&J Wins Reversal Of Expert Restriction In Pelvic Mesh Suits

Law360, New York (June 1, 2012, 5:21 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey appellate court on Friday overturned an order in sprawling pelvic mesh litigation barring Johnson & Johnson from consulting with or retaining as an expert witness any doctor who treated the plaintiffs, saying the restriction unfairly limits J&J's access to qualified experts.

However, the court also recommend several protections to prevent misuse of a treating physician as a defense expert.

The court called the ruling itself "a mistaken exercise of authority" in managing a mountain of cases against New Jersey-based J&J and subsidiary Ethicon...
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