Texas Pelvic Mesh Ruling Could Make Plaintiffs Think Twice

Law360, Dallas (November 9, 2015, 9:12 PM EST) -- A Texas appellate court ruling overturning a $1.2 million judgment against Johnson & Johnson in a pelvic mesh case because the plaintiff failed to prove the device caused her injuries could turn the tide in a wave of similar suits, leading to fewer cases and less valuable settlements, lawyers say.

The Fifth Court of Appeals in Dallas on Thursday reversed a judgment against Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. unit, holding plaintiff Linda Batiste 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...

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