Pa. Judge Affirms Jurisdiction On Out-Of-State Mesh Cases

Law360, Philadelphia (December 5, 2017, 6:38 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania state court judge on Tuesday affirmed that the court has jurisdiction over all but one of 71 cases involving out-of-state residents suing Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. in Philadelphia’s mass tort program over pelvic mesh injuries.

In a one-page order, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold New denied the company’s renewed bid to dismiss the out-of-state cases, but he made an exception for one case in which an out-of-state plaintiff was implanted with Ethicon’s Prolift+M pelvic mesh device.

Although, according to the...
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