Status of MDL 2327 Ethicon Pelvic Repair Litigation

Judge Goodwin’s Daybook Entry of May 24, 2012 reflects that the following matters were discussed in the MDL 2327 Ethicon Pelvic Repair Litigation:

• ESI Protocol: coordination with New Jersey document production.
• Pltf and Deft Fact Sheets
• Coordination of discovery with ongoing New Jersey discovery.
• Number of examiners.
• Foreign depositions.
• Continuation of or direct examinations in depositions already completed.
• Length of depositions.
• New Jersey order and appeal on expert witness retention.

The litigation over the vaginal mesh products manufactured by Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson subsidiary, is in its infancy. There are presently 278 federal lawsuits for injury caused by Ethicon’s Gynemesh . Judge Goodwin’s Daybook Entry reflects that the litigation is now maturing to a stage when plaintiff and discovery can effectively procede.

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