NJ Justices Won't Review $11M J&J Pelvic Mesh Bellwether

Law360, New York (December 6, 2016, 5:15 PM EST) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court has refused to second-guess an $11 million jury award against Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Inc. in a bellwether case involving a woman who experienced adverse effects from the device maker's pelvic mesh product.

In a Monday order made public Tuesday, the justices denied Ethicon and J&J's certification petition for review of an Appellate Division’s affirmation of a verdict that found jurors heard sufficient evidence showing Linda Gross’ doctor might have offered different guidance had he possessed more information about the Ethicon product’s risks.

An attorney for Gross said Tuesday that his client and the other...

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