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Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.

Division of Johnson & Johnson

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Switzerland-based Distalmotion hopes to make its Dexter robotic surgery the standard of care in procedures that entail precise dissection and suturing and market itself as a more cost-effective alternative to Intuitive Surgical’s da Vinci system.

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Two separate Philadelphia juries have ruled against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon in cases brought by women who say they were injured by the company’s pelvic mesh products, awarding damages totaling $200m.

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J&J Wins Mesh Case, But Slammed With $247m Penalty On Hips

The company’s Ethicon business unit was cleared on allegations a pelvic mesh product had injured a Texas woman, while a jury in a separate trial issued a $247m award to patients claiming injury from the DePuy Orthopaedics Pinnacle hip.

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