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Mealey's PI/Product Liability - 7th Circuit Affirms $20M Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Verdict; Rejects Preemption

CHICAGO - The Seventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Jan. 14 affirmed a reduced a pelvic mesh plaintiff's $20 million verdict, turning aside Ethicon Inc.'s arguments that the claim is preempted by federal law and that Indiana's product liability law required the plaintiff to prove that there was a safer alternative design to the device (Barbara Kaiser v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., No. 18-2944, 7th Cir.).
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