Judge Reverses J&J's Win In Philly Pelvic Mesh Mass Tort

By Dan Packel (July 25, 2017, 3:28 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state court judge has overturned part of a jury verdict that gave Johnson & Johnson its first win in five pelvic mesh trials in Philadelphia, ordering the company to face damages from allegations that an implant was defectively designed.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos on July 19 ruled in favor of plaintiff Kimberly Adkins on one facet of her post-trial motions. Adkins had contended the jury had been inconsistent in its conclusion that while the mesh she received was defectively designed, it was not the cause of injuries that were acknowledged by both sides.

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