Pelvic Mesh Caused Irreversible Conditions, Pa. Jury Hears

Law360, Philadelphia (December 2, 2015, 4:25 PM EST) -- Counsel for an Indiana woman with pelvic organ prolapse told a Philadelphia jury Wednesday that a Johnson & Johnson unit's mesh rendered her unable to have sexual intercourse and caused bladder dysfunction, in the first pelvic mesh case to go to trial in the jurisdiction.

Patricia Hammons is accusing J&J and its Ethicon Inc. unit of overlooking negative side effects associated with its Prolift pelvic mesh product and hiding the risks from her implanting surgeon.

Her attorney Shanin Specter of Kline & Specter PC said that the implant's use was avoidable and that Ethicon ignored its internal guidelines in putting Prolift...

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