Ethicon, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson, is facing another bladder mesh lawsuit. This case alleges an Iowa woman suffered serious complications and ultimately had to undergo risky revision surgery.
As litigation continues to move forward so do the filing of bladder mesh lawsuits. The lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC have filed another complaint that contend the design of Ethicon’s bladder mesh caused the plaintiff to develop painful and some irreversible injuries. Additionally, the case alleges that Ethicon knew about the serious risks associated with its mesh and, yet, failed to warn the public about these risks. This vaginal mesh claim (Case No. 2:13-cv-11765) is part of MDL 2327 in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.
Bladder Mesh Lawsuit Claim
Court documents for this case (Case No. 2:13-cv-11765) detail that, in July 2006, the plaintiff had Ethicon’s TVT-Oturator (TVT-O) implanted in her lower pelvic region as part of the treatment of her pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, the plaintiff allegedly began to develop some severe complications after implantation of the bladder mesh sling. Within months, these injuries reportedly worsened and became so crippling that the plaintiff had to undergo revision surgery to remove the Ethicon bladder mesh sling.
complications purportedly due to Ethicon’s TVT-O and other mesh slings include pelvic pain, urinary pain, pain during sexual intercourse, mesh erosion through the vaginal lining, an increased risk of infection, vaginal scarring and puncturing of the blood vessels or organs surrounding the mesh.
A mounting number of reported mesh sling problems spurred the FDA to conduct its own investigation into the alleged defects and complications that have been linked to use of vaginal mesh slings like those produced by Ethicon. As part of this probe, officials thoroughly reviewed more than 100 mesh studies. Following this extensive review, in July 2011, the FDA issued a national safety announcement, warning that vaginal mesh complications are not rare.
Specifically, the FDA warned that about 1 in 10 women with transvaginal mesh have developed or would develop serious injuries that would necessitate corrective surgery and potentially even extraction of the vaginal mesh sling within one year of implantation. According to the FDA, in the worst cases, multiple revision surgeries were needed to treat the extensive, severe injuries caused by bladder mesh slings.
Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and medical devices. Our skilled bladder mesh attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have been injured due to the use of Ethicon’s vaginal slings to speak with our knowledgeable transvaginal mesh implant lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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