Texas Court Kills $1.2M Pelvic Mesh Verdict Against J&J

Law360, Dallas (November 6, 2015, 3:32 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court on Thursday reversed a $1.2 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit for defectively designing a pelvic mesh product, with the court holding there wasn’t evidence the plaintiff’s injuries were caused by the allegedly defective design.

The Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas stripped the damages award from plaintiff Linda Batiste, holding she didn’t offer legally sufficient evidence that identified any alleged defect in J&J’s TVT-O pelvic mesh as the cause of her injuries, as compared with the device itself being the producing cause of her injuries. The court said it’s undisputed that implantation of the...

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