J&J Keeps Vaginal Mesh Suit Out Of Texas State Court
Law360, New York (December 6, 2013, 6:19 PM EST) -- A judge ruled Wednesday that a vaginal mesh injury lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson should remain in federal court, after concluding that the plaintiff only pursued another defendant, her physician, to try to keep the case in Texas state court.
U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez dismissed the claims against Dr. Alejandro Tey, the surgeon who implanted plaintiff Maria DeLeon with the allegedly defective mesh, finding he was improperly joined to the case. The judge expects the case to be transferred to West Virginia federal court, the venue for multidistrict litigation against Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon Inc. unit over the...
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