STORY FROM: Drugs & Medical Devices
N.J. High Court Centralizes Ethicon Physiomesh Flexible Composite Hernia Mesh Cases
August 17, 2018
TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Supreme Court has created a centralized docket for cases in which plaintiffs allege injuries caused by Ethicon Inc.’s Physiomesh Flexible Composite hernia mesh product, ruling that centralization of the actions will conserve resources.
In an Aug. 15 notice to the bar, the high court said it assigned the multicounty litigation docket to Superior Court Judge Nelson C. Johnson of the Atlantic County Superior Court.
Plaintiffs had sought multicounty designation for 62 pending cases involving all of Ethicon’s multi-layered hernia mesh products, including the Physiomesh Flexible Composite, Proceed Surgical Mesh, Proceed Ventral Patch, Prolene 3D ...
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