Jury Ready To Decide 2nd Philly Pelvic Mesh Case

By Dan Packel (February 9, 2016, 6:12 PM EST) -- A Philadelphia jury will begin deliberating Wednesday whether a Johnson & Johnson unit could be held liable for a New Jersey woman's pain and inability to have sexual intercourse, in the second case to be tried in the jurisdiction's mass tort program for pelvic mesh implants.

Kline & Specter PC attorney Shanin Specter told the jury in closing arguments Tuesday that transvaginal tape manufactured by Ethicon Inc. was not reasonably safe, and that plaintiff Sharon Carlino's physician would never have implanted the product had he been aware of its risks.

"The evidence shows that this woman has been courageous. She's trusted Ethicon and Johnson...

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