No. A-0011-14T2.

LINDA GROSS and JEFFREY GROSS, Plaintiffs-Respondents, v. GYNECARE, Defendant, and ETHICON, INC., and JOHNSON & JOHNSON, Defendants-Appellants.

Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division.

Decided March 29, 2016.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Charles Lifland (O'Melveny & Myers LLP) of the California bar, admitted pro hac vice, argued the cause for appellant (Riker, Danzig, Scherer, Hyland & Perretti, LLP, and Mr. Lifland, attorneys; Mr. Lifland, of counsel; Kelly S. Crawford , Christy D. Jones (Butler Snow) of the Mississippi bar, admitted pro hac vice, and William M. Gage (Butler Snow) of the Mississippi bar, admitted pro hac vice, of counsel and on the brief).

Adam M. Slater argued the cause for respondents (Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman, LLC, attorneys; Mr. Slater and David A. Mazie , of counsel; Mr. Slater, Mr. Mazie and David M. Estes , on the brief).

Before Judges Fisher, Espinosa and Rothstadt.


This appeal requires our consideration of the Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System (Prolift), a transvaginal surgical mesh designed, manufactured and marketed by defendants Gynecare, Ethicon, Inc., and Johnson & Johnson to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary...

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