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Win for J&J in Vaginal Mesh Bellwether Trial

Lewis v. Johnson & Johnson, et al. – Johnson & Johnson, led by Christy Jones of Butler Snow, won the first bellwether case against it in the multidistrict litigation over alleged transvaginal mesh injuries, in a roughly five-day trial that concluded when a West Virginia federal judge granted the defendants’ motion for judgment as a matter of law. The district judge dismissed the case of a Texas resident who claimed the Tension-Free Vaginal Tape (TVT) was defectively designed after failing to prove a defect that caused her alleged injuries.

The trial team included: Christy D. Jones (Lead counsel), David Thomas (local counsel from Thomas, Combs, and Spann), and Butler Snow attorneys Nils B. (Burt) Snell, Chad R. Hutchinson, Michael L. Brown, M. Andrew Snowden, and Paul S. Rosenblatt. We had a tremendous amount of support from our motions team (Donna Brown Jacobs, Susanna M. Moldoveanu, and Luther T. Munford) and paralegals (Bonnie Tuten, Diane Wigley, and Brian Brown).