Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits | Transvaginal Mesh, Vaginal Mesh, Surgical Mesh, Prolapse Mesh, Pelvic Mesh | Recall, Lawsuit, Lawyer, Litigation, MDL, FDA | Complications: Erosion and Extrusion of Mesh, Perforation of Organs, Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) or Stress Urinary Incontinence, Vaginal Bleeding, Drainage, Scarring, Pain
Gilman Law LLP, a leading national law firm with over 33 years of experience protecting the rights of victims, is now accepting claims for lawsuits involving injuries stemming from defective transvaginal mesh and pelvic sling devices manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. If you’ve suffered erosion and extrusion of surgical mesh, perforation of organs, vaginal bleeding, chronic infection, pain and emotional distress following the transvaginal placement of a Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon surgical mesh device or pelvic sling, you may be eligible to file your own transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Lawsuits involving Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Gynecare vaginal implants were consolidated in a New Jersey mass tort, In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/ Gynecare Litigation, before the Honorable Judge Carol E. Higbee in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County. The litigation surrounding the devices has grown. If you or someone you love suffered painful and debilitating complications from a Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon transvaginal surgical mesh or pelvic sling device, it is important that you contact Gilman Law today to discuss your potential Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon transvaginal mesh or pelvic sling lawsuit.
Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Scientific Transvaginal Mesh and Sling Products Under Investigation
Gilman Law is currently offering free lawsuit evaluations to victims of complications stemming from the following transvaginal surgical mesh and pelvic sling products manufactured by Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon:
- Gynecare Gynemesh: Used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Gynecare Prolift: Used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Gynecare Prolift+M: Used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Gynecare Prosima: Used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP)
- Gynecare TVT Sling: Used to repair stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
Problem Meshes By Manufacturer:
American Medical Systems Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Boston Scientific Transvaginal Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
C.R. Bard Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Johnson & Johnson / Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Every year, an estimated 75,000 women undergo surgical procedures to repair POP and SUI with surgical mesh implants like those made by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. Unfortunately, all too often POP and SUI repair that involves the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh or a pelvic sling fails, leaving many women with even more pain and discomfort than they experienced prior to their procedure. On July 13, 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced that from Jan. 1, 2008 to Dec. 31, 2010, it had received 2,874 reports of vaginal mesh implants complication, including 1,503 reports associated with transvaginal mesh used for POP repair. The remaining occurred when surgical mesh was used to repair SUI.
According to the FDA, complications from transvaginal (vaginal, prolapse, surgical, pelvic ) mesh failures may include:
- Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissue, may cause the skin to split
- Mesh extrusion and exposure
- Perforation or puncture of bladder, intestines, bowels, and/or vaginal wall
- Protusion or lump in the vaginal opening
- Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
- Recurrence of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding, pain and discomfort, chronic drainage, discharge, infections, scarring and/or shrinkage
- Painful sexual intercourse
The FDA’s review of medical studies indicated that about 10 percent of women who had surgical mesh transvaginally implanted for POP repair experienced erosion within 12 months. The FDA previously warned that serious vaginal mesh complications following POP repair are not rare, a reversal of its previous position on the issue. The FDA also said it was “not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is any more effective than traditional [transvaginal surgery without mesh] … and may expose patients to greater risk.
Women who experience Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon transvaginal mesh complications usually must undergo at least one additional surgical procedure – if not several – to try to remove the mesh. Unfortunately, even after repeated excision procedures, many women will not experience complete relief of their symptoms.
Legal Help for Victims of Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon Transvaginal Mesh and Pelvic Sling Complications
If you or someone you know suffered an injury due to the failure of a transvaginal mesh or pelvic sling device manufactured by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, Gilman Law is here to help. For a free evaluation of your case, please fill out the online form on the left or call Toll Free at 1-888-252-0048.