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Ethicon Prevails at Conclusion of Fla. Federal Pelvic Mesh Trial

MIAMI — A Florida federal jury has handed down a defense verdict in an Ethicon polypropylene mesh action, finding the device was not defectively designed and did not cause the plaintiffs’ injuries.

The verdict was issued on Jan. 21, following a trial which began 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 ...

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