The first trial involving Ethicon Inc. pelvic mesh sling began Monday in Bakersfield, California. Thousands of Ethicon lawsuits are pending across the country.
The case involves a woman in her 40s who was implanted with Ethicon’s TVT-Abbrevo pelvic mesh sling in 2011 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI), which is a loss of urine during physical movement or activity. Severe pain and continuing urinary problems forced the patient to have the device removed just a year later, according to the National Law Journal. More The First Trial Involving Ethicon Pelvic Mesh is Underway