Posted: December 1, 2015

Opening speeches are due to get underway tomorrow in courtroom 246 in City Hall in the first Philadelphia trial involving a device surgically implanted in women to treat organ prolapse, a device called transvaginal mesh. The case involves the Prolift made by Ethicon, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson. In the current case, being tried by Kline & Specter attorneys Shanin Specter and Kila Baldwin and Adam Slater of Mazie Slater, an Indiana woman, Patricia Hammons alleges she is unable to have sexual intercourse because of pain caused by the mesh. Kline & Specter, a Philadelphia-based law firm with more than 30 attorneys, including five who are also highly skilled medical doctors (and two who are OB/GYNs), is handling transvaginal mesh cases from throughout the country. Many of the cases will be litigated in Philadelphia.