J&J Subsidiary Loses Bid to Move Vaginal Mesh Cases Out of Philadelphia


The judge overseeing the pelvic mesh mass tort in Philadelphia has denied a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s bid to move the consolidated litigation outside of southeastern Pennsylvania.

Ethicon’s motion came in the wake of an $80 million verdict against Ethicon in mid-May, and a $120 million verdict against the company in late April. 

In an emailed statement, Kline & Specter attorney Shanin Specter, who is a leading attorney for the pelvic mesh plaintiffs, said, “It’s unsurprising that Judge New denied Johnson & Johnson’s motion to delay or move mesh trials. As Joe Louis said about his boxing foe, Billy Conn, ‘he can run, but he can’t hide.’ So too J&J will rightly continue to face justice for its bad behavior toward America’s women.”

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