A Florida woman’s pelvic mesh lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon will be able to move forward, according to a decision issued Monday by a federal judge in Philadelphia, Reuters reported.
U.S. District Judge Mark Kearney decided that Theresa Drumheller, the plaintiff, did not need to provide the following details for her pelvic mesh lawsuit to proceed:
· The exact date when Drumheller’s pelvic mesh injuries began
· What medical conditions the pelvic mesh was intended to address
· The specific Ethicon pelvic mesh products that were implanted in Drumheller
Drumheller’s pelvic mesh lawsuit, which was filed in December 2020, is one of tens of thousands of mesh lawsuits filed in recent years. Most of these pelvic mesh lawsuits have already been settled. For instance, in March pelvic mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific settled pelvic mesh (also known as transvaginal mesh) claims from 47 states and the District of Columbia for $188.7 million.