J&J has been involved with the most frequent transvaginal mesh complication claims since early 2011. According to expert reports and public journals, it has been seen that the grand total amount of claims had reached well over 100,000 lawsuits.
Despite these claims by numerous patients, transvaginal mesh procedures are still a top option and are still being used by many doctors to treat transvaginal uterine prolapse and urinary incontinence. The transvaginal mesh and bladder incontinence slings are not currently withdrawn globally from the market, despite the amount of personal complaints from it’s many patients.
Some of the companies to blame in these overwhelming transvaginal mesh complaints include Boston Scientific Corp. and C.R. Bard who are currently settling some cases outside the courtroom and setting aside more than $1 billion to deal with future claims over procedures. Transvginal mesh procedures are used to surgically treat vaginal prolapse (PoP) and urinary incontinence in many women.
Complaints that are increasingly popular are women assuring that J&J’s Ethicon inserts will shrink once implanted, causing pain due to internal organ damage, erosion, recurrent prolapse, urinary incontinence and an overall loss of the quality of life. J&J has agreed back in June 2012 to remove some of their more popular lines as an option for treatment.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2012 ordered many leading companies such as J&J, Boston Scientific, Bard and many others to report the rate of organ damage and complications that are linked to the implants. Most recently, the FDA has finally tightened the regulations that involve transvaginal mesh inserts after multiple findings that should currently be classified as high-risk products when used to treat vaginal prolapse.
We are starting to see many of these companies at fault for transvaginal mesh procedures and products. Of these, some examples are as follows:
• State juries in Texas, New Jersey, and California have found J&J and Ethicon liable for injuries associated with the vaginal inserts.
• A Philadelphia state jury recently hammered J&J and Ethicon to pay $12.5 million to a woman who said Ethicon’s Prolift mesh damaged her bladder.
• J&J and Ethicon company has also won several trials, including a 2014 case brought in West Virginia over mesh used to treat incontinence.
To help you claim compensation for damages, pain, suffering and the impact on personal relationships, we offer a free evaluation for filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. There is no better time to take control of your life. Contact us today for a free evaluation and to take back control of your life.