Healthcare and Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson’s subsidiary Ethicon is currently facing lawsuit claims filed against them in relation to many of their Gynecare products. The Gynecare line of mesh products are targeted for the treatment of incontinence and gynecologic surgery for both pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The various transvaginal mesh slings provide additional support for prolapsed pelvic organs including the bladder, vaginal apex, urethra, and bowels; this extra support helps to restore organs to their normal placement as well as alleviate the involuntary urine leakage problems that can arise due to the extra pressure. Unfortunately, the United States FDA has reported that use of transvaginal surgical mesh for POP and SUI has been linked with a large number of adverse event reports in the last several years. Because these risks have not been associated with a specific brand or type of mesh, all of the following Johnson & Johnson Ethicon Gynecare products are considered risky:
In addition to Johnson & Johnson Ethicon products, the following medical device manufacturers also produce and market transvaginal surgical mesh slings: American Medical Systems, C. R. Bard, and Boston Scientific. If you have been treated with any type of transvaginal mesh and are experiencing injuries or complications, you may have a potential lawsuit claim.
According to reports from the FDA, surgical treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence can result in many uncomfortable side effects that can negatively impact a patient’s quality of life. The most frequently reported Mesh complications include mesh erosion, mesh shrinkage/contraction, bleeding, infection, urinary problems, chronic pain and a reoccurrence of POP/SUI. Additionally, some patients reported organ perforation, neuromuscular issues, and emotional problems as well. The occurrence of any of these transvaginal mesh injuries is often times sufficient grounds for a transvaginal mesh complication lawsuit against the manufacturer, J&J Ethicon.
Have you or a loved one experienced complications following TVT treatment with a Gynecare mesh product (or other brand of transvaginal mesh)? If so, you may have a potential bladder sling lawsuit and should call the Willis Law Firm today to have your potential claim evaluated by a Texas Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer with the highest peer review rating. Our firm is currently examining Gynecare Mesh TVT lawsuits nationwide; let us help you obtain the money you need and deserve.