A New Jersey jury found that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit failed to warn doctors and patients of risks associated with its Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh device. The jury awarded the victim $3.35 million in damages associated with the implantation of the transvaginal mesh device, which has been widely used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Over 2,000 women have filed lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson alleging serious personal injury ranging from chronic pain and infections to perforated organs and vaginal mesh erosion.
Doctors began using vaginal mesh implants to support the pelvic organs in the late 1990s. Between 2005 and 2010, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) received almost 4,000 reports from women who experienced complications and injury from the use of vaginal mesh devices. Many of these women have required numerous corrective surgeries. Other manufacturers of these transvaginal mesh implants include Boston Scientific, CR Bard, and American Medical Systems.
If you or a loved one received a vaginal mesh implant and has suffered an injury, contact us. Our personal injury product liability attorneys have experience litigating cases involving dangerous medical devices and are accepting clients with claims for vaginal mesh injuries.