An Ohio woman suing Johnson & Johnson over its surgical pelvic mesh has won a damages hearing a little more than a month after a jury found the product did not cause her claimed damages.

Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael Erdos last week granted plaintiff Kimberly Adkins’ post-trial motion requesting a damages hearing in her lawsuit against J&J subsidiary Ethicon. On June 9, a Philadelphia jury had handed up a defense verdict in the case. It was the fifth pelvic mesh case to be tried out of Philadelphia’s pelvic mesh mass tort program, and the only case to have ended in a defense win.

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