Philadelphia juries have hammered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon with more than $345 million in verdicts over its pelvic mesh products, and now another wave of litigation is coming to Pennsylvania.
Late last month, the judge overseeing the multidistrict litigation in West Virginia federal court transferred dozens of cases back to their home districts across the country, with the largest batch of lawsuits—nearly 20—ending up in Pennsylvania federal court. Since the April 26 transfer, defendants have sought to toss some cases, and in others judges have begun entering scheduling orders, complete with 2020 trial dates.
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