Philly Jury Clears J&J In Latest Pelvic Mesh Case

Law360, Philadelphia (June 9, 2017, 5:39 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson’s losing streak in pelvic mesh litigation in Philadelphia ended on Friday as a jury rejected claims that a defective implant had left a woman facing the prospect of a lifetime of chronic pain.

Jurors agreed that J&J subsidiary Ethicon Inc. had both defectively designed its so-called TVT Secur pelvic mesh, which plaintiff Kimberly Adkins was implanted with in July 2010 to treat her urinary stress incontinence, and failed to provide adequate warnings about its risks, but declined to back claims that the Ohio resident had suffered any injuries as a result.

Ethicon’s victory comes after losses in four...

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