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J & J Settles Over 100 Transvaginal Mesh Tape and Sling Cases


J & J Settles Over 100 Transvaginal Mesh Tape and Sling Cases

Originally used for hernia repairs, surgical mesh is now used to remedy other types of medical conditions and injuries. For example, surgeons routinely use transvaginal mesh to aid women who suffer from incontinence or prolapsed pelvic organs. Unfortunately, use of transvaginal mesh has been associated with a variety of serious and painful complications.

The mesh can erode and cause damage to internal organs. Many women undergo a revision surgery to remove the mesh, but continue to have pain and other complications after removal. This has led to numerous lawsuits against defective transvaginal mesh manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson.

One woman, Dianne Bellew, settled her transvaginal mesh claim with Johnson & Johnson. In July 2009, the Arizona woman had the Prolift Pelvic Support System implanted to help with her pelvic organ prolapsed condition. After the surgery, she began to experience complications such as pain, inflammation, erosion, urinary incontinence and continued organ prolapse. Complications from the defective mesh required Ms.Bellew to undergo four additional surgeries to remove the mesh and repair the surrounding tissue.

Johnson & Johnson Settles Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

The judge allowed the case to move forward, despite the fact that Johnson & Johnson argued that the statute of limitation had passed. The settlement amount has not been disclosed and the company denies any liability.

The Prolift Pelvic Support System implant has since been taken off the market and is no longer being used. More than 75,000 lawsuits have been filed against transvaginal mesh manufacturers. Many women have settled their transvaginal mesh claims against multiple manufacturers, but many claims are still pending.

Many women have suffered from a variety of problems and complications caused by the defective mesh implants. In many cases, the mesh erodes through the vaginal wall, causing serious complications including nerve damage, infections, severe pain, painful sexual intercourse, difficulty urinating, revision procedures and hospitalizations.

Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh Products Include:

  • AMS
  • Bard
  • Boston Scientific
  • Caldera
  • Coloplast
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • The transvaginal mesh attorneys of Nadrich & Cohen, LLP continue to actively pursue transvaginal mesh complication cases against several manufacturers. If you believe that you may have a potential pelvic mesh claim, do not delay. Time to make a claim is limited. Call us at 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation, if you believe you or a loved one may have a claim.

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