On June 4 of this year, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. chose to recall four of its vaginal mesh devices from the medical technology market place. As part of this recall action, Ethicon has asked for the US Food and Drug Administration to cease in “commercializing” these four pelvic mesh device systems. Also, Ethicon, Inc. has asked the FDA for one hundred and twenty days to stop this commercialization. In this time frame, the company seeks to notify the doctors and consumers who will be affected by this voluntary mesh device recall. Following these actions, the four devices will no longer be offered around the world. The four Ethicon Mesh Device products affected by this recall will be:
- Gynecare TVT Secur System
- Gynecare Prolift+M Pelvic Repair System
- Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
- Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor System
Ethicon Mesh Device Recall Lawsuit
Presently, Ethicon has found itself to be the target of a large number of both federal and state lawsuit claims. At this time, depositions are being performed and information is being collected that will be used in both state and federal recall lawsuits. Although the recall of these mesh devices was initiated by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, many doctors as well as the victims of mesh injuries are seeking to have an official recall of surgical mesh used transvaginally. Since 2005, there have been nearly 4,000 adverse event reports sent to the US Food and Drug Administration regarding mesh complications and injuries, some of which were in relation to Ethicon devices.
Ethicon Mesh Device Complications
The following complications have been reported by patients treated with Ethicon surgical mesh devices used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse:
- Vaginal shrinkage/scarring
- Vaginal Discharge
- Mesh Erosion **most common and frequently reported mesh injury**
- Neuromuscular difficulties
- Emotional Problems
- Urinary Complications
- Recurrence of prolapse/incontinence
- Organ/Blood Vessel Perforation
Treatment of these various Ethicon mesh device complications may require any combination of the following measures: additional surgeries, blood transfusions, drainage of hematomas/abscesses, IV therapy, and hospitalization.
File an Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit – Recall Device Attorney
Have you been injured by an Ethicon mesh implant device or another brand of transvaginal mesh product? If so, contact the Willis Law Firm today. We are currently interviewing and reviewing the cases of mesh injury victims nationwide. Our firm may be able to help you recover financial damages for all of the physical, emotional, and financial suffering that you have endured. Help us hold the large companies responsible for the harm that their products inflict upon innocent victims. Call for your consultation today.