Ethicon Settles Bellwether Pelvic Mesh Case Mid-Trial

By Kurt Orzeck (March 10, 2015, 6:48 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. has settled a bellwether case in multidistrict litigation over alleged transvaginal mesh injuries on the fifth day of trial, and after another jury issued a $5.7 million verdict in a related suit, an Ethicon spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

Ethicon spokesman Matthew Johnson said the company and plaintiff Dianne M. Bellew had agreed to resolve the matter, although he declined to provide any details of the deal. On Friday, the fifth day of the trial, jurors were told the case had concluded, according to a district judge daybook entry from that day.

Bellew claimed she suffered inflammation,...

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