Product Liability Trials To Watch In 2015

Law360, New York (January 28, 2015, 3:47 PM EST) -- Device giants C.R. Bard Inc. and Johnson & Johnson unit Ethicon Inc. face bellwether trials in the next few months over their pelvic mesh devices, Pfizer Inc. prepares to defend Lipitor in the first multidistrict litigation bellwether over the cholesterol drug, and Engle tobacco trials proceed in some unusual cases. Here are the product liability showdowns to watch this year.

Pelvic Mesh Litigation 

The first half of 2015 will see bellwether trials in the consolidated pelvic mesh cases in West Virginia. On Feb. 18, C.R. Bard will defend its Avaulta line of transvaginal mesh implants from claims by plaintiff Debra Wise that...

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