Jury Deadlock Ends Latest Philly Mesh Case

By Matt Fair (September 24, 2018, 7:20 PM EDT) -- The latest trial over alleged injuries from a Johnson & Johnson unit's pelvic mesh products ended Monday as a Philadelphia jury deadlocked over whether negligence they agreed had been involved in the design of the implant had contributed to a woman's chronic pain and left her largely unable to have sex.

The Philadelphia County jury agreed that the Ethicon Inc. mesh had been negligently designed, but told a judge they were hung up on a question over whether the defects were the main factor in injuries suffered by Susan McFarland.

Judge Michael Erdos declared a mistrial Monday afternoon following four days of...

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