Claims in Ethicon TVT Pelvic Mesh Action Time Barred, Iowa Federal Judge Rules
January 12, 2021
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — An Iowa federal judge has dismissed an Ethicon TVT pelvic mesh action, ruling that the plaintiffs’ claims are time barred because they knew or should have known of a link between the device and their injuries by 2010.
In a Jan. 6 order, Judge C.J. Williams of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois awarded Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson summary judgment on the claims for negligence, loss of consortium and punitive damages.
Susan Kelly was implanted with an Ethicon tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) to stabilize her prolapsed bladder and treat her …
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