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Trial Begins in Fla. Federal Ethicon Pelvic Mesh Action

MIAMI — Trial has begun in a case in which a Florida woman alleges her implantation of an Ethicon Artisyn pelvic polypropylene mesh device caused her to suffer substantial injuries.

Opening arguments took place on Jan. 6 before Judge Ursula Ungaro of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

In December 2012, plaintiff Charlotte Salinero underwent implantation of Ethicon’s Artisyn Mesh during a sacrocolpopexy to treat uterovaginal prolapse. In 2017, Salinero was required to undergo a lengthy revision surgery to address a fistula and other complications allegedly due to erosion and migration of the mesh into her ...

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