Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. unit developed the line of Gynecare products in order to help treat a variety of Women’s Health medical issues. Unfortunately, several Gynecare mesh implants have been identified as posing high risks of serious complications by the FDA. Gynecare Mesh complications may include: bleeding, infection, organ perforation, mesh erosion, emotional problems, vaginal scarring, mesh contraction/shrinkage, and neuromuscular problems as well. Surgery with Gynecare mesh may even result in a reemergence of pelvic organ prolapse, urinary problems, or stress urinary incontinence as well. Lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon by hundreds of women injured by Gynecare products.
In June of this year it was announced that Johnson & Johnson would cease in offering four of its Gynecare mesh products following a large number of lawsuit claims against the company. Products affected by this Gynecare self imposed recall include:
In 2011, the Ethicon subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson was embroiled in lawsuit battles regarding its Gynecare mesh products for women. These products were targeted following a large number of adverse event reports filed with the United States Food and Drug Administration through its MedWatch safety reporting system. Gynecare mesh devices are supposed to permanently strengthen and reinforce pelvic tissues; however their use frequently results in even more serious complications for a patient. Some women require multiple mesh revision surgeries following their primary procedures, but are never able to enjoy their prior quality of life. The FDA recently reclassified vaginal mesh implants, including Gynecare, as class III devices.
If you or a loved one has experienced injuries due to surgery with a Gynecare mesh product or other mesh device, you may want to consider filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Filing a mesh lawsuit can help you pay for the various medical expenses you will encounter as well as secure damages for your other pain and suffering.
If you have been harmed by transvaginal mesh, contact the Willis Law Firm today for a free and confidential law suit claim evaluation. When you call, we will provide you with valuable information about how to best protect the legal interests of you and your family. At this time, we are conducting lawsuit assessments for mesh victims nationwide. All mesh claims are handled on a fee contingent basis, so you will never be required to pay anything unless money is obtained in your favor.