Columbus, OH (PRWEB) January 03, 2014
Another vaginal mesh lawsuit has been filed by Wright & Schulte’s lawyers against Ethicon, Inc., a division of Johnson & Johnson. This lawsuit (Case No. 2:13-cv-11768) alleges that the plaintiff, an Ohio woman, suffered crippling injuries after having Ethicon’s bladder mesh implanted to treat her stress urinary incontinence. Additionally, this lawsuit contends that the severity of the plaintiff’s injuries eventually required her to undergo risky corrective surgery to remove the bladder mesh. This bladder mesh lawsuit, which is part of MDL 2327, will be litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.
Court documents indicate that more than 30,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the litigations underway in West Virginia. These include:
Wright & Schulte, LLC continues to speak with women who believe they have experienced vaginal mesh side effects and have filed numerous vaginal mesh lawsuits against the manufacturers involved (MDL 2327). Wright and Schulte encourages those who believe they have been injured due to the use of vaginal mesh slings to speak with one of their lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Details of the Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
The complaint for this vaginal mesh lawsuit (Case No. 2:13-cv-11768) explains that, in September 2010, the plaintiff had Ethicon’s Prolift-M, Prosima and TVT-Oturator (TVT-O) implanted to treat her pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. After this surgery, however, the plaintiff reportedly developed some severe complications. These injuries allegedly got progressively worse and ultimately became so debilitating that the plaintiff had to undergo a number of corrective surgeries to remove the Ethicon bladder mesh.
In addition to pelvic and urinary pain, some of the severe complications that have allegedly been caused by Ethicon’s mesh slings include 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.
[fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/publichealthnotifications/ucm061976.htm, October 2008]
While the complaint claims that the plaintiff’s serious injuries were caused by Ethicon’s defective mesh, it also contends that Ethicon knew about the significant risks associated with its mesh and, nevertheless, failed to warn the public about these risks.
Severe Bladder Mesh Injuries Are Not Rare, Warns FDA
Soon after mesh slings became available to U.S. consumers, the FDA began receive a number of reports of mesh sling problems. As the number of these reports mounted, the FDA decided to initiate its own investigation into the alleged defects and complications associated with vaginal mesh slings. As part of this probe, FDA officials scrutinized 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 10 percent of 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.
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