J&J Exec Says Vaginal Mesh Product Passed Safety Tests

Law360, New York (January 11, 2013, 7:48 PM EST) -- An executive of Johnson and Johnson's Ethicon Inc. told a New Jersey jury Friday that the company did not rush a vaginal mesh product through safety checks to beat a competitor to market, disputing allegations made by a woman who says the product caused her organ damage.

Scott Ciarrocca, Ethicon's research and development director, took the stand on the first day of testimony in a New Jersey bellwether trial over Ethicon's Prolift vaginal mesh product, which a South Dakota woman says gave her nerve pain and...
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