Latest J&J Pelvic Mesh Injury Case Kicks Off In Philly

Law360, Philadelphia (August 4, 2017, 7:13 PM EDT) -- The latest in a slew of cases over a Johnson & Johnson unit’s allegedly defective pelvic mesh products kicked off in Pennsylvania state court Friday as a jury heard arguments that a pair of the devices had mangled a woman’s urethra and left her incontinent.

The trial, the sixth that Ethicon Inc. has faced in Philadelphia County over its allegedly defective mesh, stems from injuries suffered by a woman whose implant sawed its way into her urethra, requiring three surgeries in an attempt to cure the complications.

“These defective products have literally mangled Ella Ebaugh’s urethra,” said Kline & Specter PC...

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