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J&J Jury Begins Deliberating in First Vaginal Mesh Trial

A New Jersey jury ended its initial day of deliberations on the first lawsuit to go to trial over whether Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit properly designed a vaginal mesh implant and adequately warned of its risks.

A panel of six women and three men is weighing a lawsuit by Linda Gross, a South Dakota nurse. She contends Ethicon’s design of her Gynecare Prolift was defective and blames the device for 18 surgeries. Gross claims J&J failed to warn her and her doctor of the risks and made fraudulent misrepresentations to her.