Patient Says Removal Of Ethicon Mesh Didn't Tip Her To Injury

By Matthew Santoni (September 16, 2021, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania woman didn't connect the dots between a painful, pinching sensation and an Ethicon hernia mesh, even though her surgeon told her it "didn't work" in 2008, so the clock didn't start ticking on when she could sue the company, her attorney told a Pittsburgh federal judge Thursday.

As a layperson, Nancy Yelinek didn't realize she'd even had a hernia mesh put in five months earlier, let alone that its alleged defect was the cause of her injury after a different surgeon removed it and told her it did not work, said Benjamin Kelly of Friday & Cox, representing Yelinek....

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.


  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!

TRY LAW360 FREE FOR SEVEN DAYS

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!