Deliberations have begun in the first lawsuit to be tried in Philadelphia alleging injuries from defectively designed transvaginal mesh manufactured by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc. Plaintiff Patricia Hammons claims that shards from the transvaginal mesh she had implanted between her bladder and vagina in 2009 to shore up organs that had prolapsed, causing incontinence and discomfort, became imbedded in her bladder. As a result, she says she is unable to have sexual intercourse, which has left her feeling less of a woman and in fear of losing her boyfriend. Attorneys for Ethicon argued that Hammons was unaware that ... Read More
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