At this time there is both federal and state level litigation proceeding against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division in regards to several of their vaginal mesh products. At the federal level there is Mesh multi-district litigation against Ethicon, Inc. Multidistrict litigation is a legal term that refers to a process used for the expedition of complicated lawsuits, in this case product liability cases against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon, Inc. MDL consolidates a large number of cases for all pretrial proceedings and the discovery process. If at this time they are not resolved or settled, then the case is sent back to its original court. Presently in the state level Ethicon Mesh Litigation that is taking place in New Jersey, depositions are being conducted of many of the top ranking executives of Ethicon including, Alex Gorsky, the CEO of Johnson & Johnson.
Ethicon Mesh Litigation Depositions
The depositions of the Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson executives that are currently being conducted will be used in both the federal level multi-district Ethicon Mesh Litigation as well as the state action of New Jersey. The hope is that these depositions will explain the motives behind the company’s continuing to market vaginal mesh products following all of the information from the FDA regarding the risks of serious complications that come with vaginal mesh. At present, hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against Ethicon citing their mesh products as being responsible for serious injuries and harm caused to patients. Mesh litigation is also being pursued against:
- American Medical Systems
- C. R. Bard
- Boston Scientific
The FDA has been very clear in outlining the serious complications and dangers that can occur from using Ethicon Mesh or any other transvaginal mesh implant, including:
- Vaginal Mesh Erosion (also called protrusion, extrusion, exposure)
- Vaginal Discharge
- Pain (worsened during sexual activity)
- Emotional and neuromuscular problems
- Mesh contraction (often resulting in vaginal shrinkage/scarring)
- Organ Perforation (of bladder, colon, rectum, vaginal apex, etc)
- Urinary problems and recurrence of vaginal prolapse
Vaginal Mesh Lawyer: Ethicon Litigation Consultation
If you have been injured by Ethicon mesh or any other brand of vaginal mesh implant, contact the Willis Law Firm today. With over 25 years of dedicated legal service, we are ready to help you exercise your legal rights. You may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, and we can help you recover that money. Our firm is currently reviewing mesh litigation cases nationwide; all Ethicon lawsuits are taken on a contingency fee basis.