Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh Lawsuit

May 1, 2012

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh PS is a nonabsorbable PROLENE Soft Mesh used as a surgical treatment for vaginal wall prolapse, a specific kind of pelvic organ prolapse. Although Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) will affect up to 50% of women in their lifetime, only about 2% will experience symptoms. Gynecare Gynemesh PS is used to reinforce the tissue of the vaginal wall and rebuild the stabilization of the pelvic floor in order to treat POP and prevent further symptoms. However, transvaginal mesh has been cautioned against by the United States Food and Drug Administration after reports of mesh erosion and other various complications stemming from mesh surgeries. Lawsuit claims have also been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division in regards to their various mesh products. Other companies that have had vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against them include: American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, and Boston Scientific.

Gynecare Gynemesh Complications

The most commonly recounted complication following treatment with Gynemesh and other transvaginal mesh devices is the erosion of the mesh through the vaginal wall. When this erosion occurs, it can also be referred to as mesh extrusion, mesh exposure, or mesh protrusion.  When Gynemesh shrinks, another complication arises called “Mesh Contraction.” Both of these Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh complications can result in vaginal pain as well as vaginal scarring to the patient. Hospitalization or revision surgery may also be necessary in their treatment. Other adverse effects reported in association with Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh PS nonabsorbable PROLENE Soft Mesh include vaginal bleeding, persistent vaginal discharge, infections, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Some patients also experienced neuromuscular problems, organ perforation, and emotional problems as a result of mesh surgery.

Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh PS Lawsuits

When a patient suspects that the manufacturer of a medical device could have or should have been aware of the potential harm of their product, often times a lawsuit will be filed. In the case of a Gynecare Gynemesh lawsuit, the claim alleges that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon failed to adequately warn patients and healthcare professionals of the complications that could result from their Gynecare Gynemesh product. Oftentimes, people injured by medical devices find themselves unable to work AND bombarded with medical expenses. A lawsuit settlement is one way to help manage this scenario.

File a Lawsuit: Speak to an Attorney

If you have suffered from transvaginal mesh injuries, call the Willis Law Firm today for your free Gynecare Gynemesh Lawsuit assessment. Our firm has female consultants trained on how to properly discuss these sensitive women’s issues with you in confidence. We are currently accepting vaginal mesh clients nationwide; let us help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.

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