Ethicon, the main defendant in the pelvic mesh mass tort in Philadelphia, is appealing a judge’s decision to revive a suit that initially ended in a win for the manufacturer.

A common pleas court judge in July determined the case, captioned Adkins v. Ethicon, should move to a damage hearing, even though a jury handed up a defense verdict in June. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, which is facing more than 100 lawsuits in Philadelphia over its pelvic mesh products, filed a notice Wednesday stating it plans to appeal that decision to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

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