• Adkins v. Johnson & Johnson

    Publication Date: 2020-04-27
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure
    Industry: Health Care | Manufacturing
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Ford Elliott
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 20-0426

    Plaintiff's inconsistent verdict challenge could not be corrected in pre-trial proceedings or during trial and only ripened after the verdict was announced; therefore, she properly raised the challenge for the first time in a post-trial motion. The superior court affirmed a trial court order granting plaintiff a new trial.

  • Engleman v. Ethicon, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2019-10-07
    Practice Area: Damages | Products Liability
    Industry: Health Care | Manufacturing
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Kunselman
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-1177

    Trial court acted within discretion to reduce punitive damages award as little as necessary to comport with applicable New Jersey punitive damages cap ratio of five times the compensatory damages award. Judgment affirmed as modified.

  • Carlino v. Ethicon, Inc. et al

    Publication Date: 2019-04-29
    Practice Area: Civil Procedure | Products Liability
    Industry: Health Care | Manufacturing
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stabile
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 19-0480

    The trial court did not err in denying defendant's request for a directed verdict in this product liability suit based on the statute of limitations where the evidence supported the conclusion that plaintiff reasonably believed her pain was a risk of the surgery and, thus, the court submitted the issue to the jury. The appellate court affirmed the judgment for plaintiff.

  • Hammons v. Ethicon, Inc.

    Publication Date: 2018-07-10
    Practice Area: Products Liability
    Industry: Biotechnology
    Court: Superior Court
    Judge: Judge Stabile
    Attorneys: For plaintiff:
    for defendant:

    Case Number: 18-0769

    Judgment in medical device products liability case affirmed where plaintiff presented expert testimony opining that device's defective design caused her to have post-surgical complications and that manufacturer failed to warn physicians of the high risks of complications. Judgment affirmed.