Judge Denies 510(k) Preemption In West Virginia Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Cases

(December 21, 2015, 12:08 PM EST) -- CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia federal judge overseeing the Ethicon pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation on Dec. 2 denied a defense motion to find that the claims of 37 West Virginia plaintiffs are preempted by federal law (Terreski Mullins, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., No. 12-2952, S.D. W.Va., Charleston Div.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161336).

(Mullins opinion available. Document #28-151217-020Z.)

The plaintiffs allege that they were injured by the Tension-free Vaginal Tap (TVT) pelvic mesh device made by the Ethicon Inc. division of Johnson...
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