On February 25, 2013, a New Jersey jury held Johnson and Johnson accountable for the severe and significant injuries suffered by Linda Gross, a 47-year-old nurse from Watertown, South Dakota resulting from her use of the vaginal mesh implant made by Johnson and Johnson. Gross suffered from pelvic prolapse, a condition where the bladder, uterus, vagina, or bowel drops as muscles weaken due to childbirth, aging, or other factors. Because of her pelvic prolapse, this condition she was given a Gynecare Prolift made by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson and Johnson.
Complications Linked to Transvaginal Mesh After Pelvic Organ Prolapse Surgery
But Ms. Gross, like thousands of other women who had the same procedure, suffered from mesh erosion, scar tissue inflammation and other complications leading to numerous subsequent surgeries including 18 operations to repair the damage. (The case is Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey, Atl-L-6966-10.) The jury found that Johnson and Johnson failed to provide adequate warnings about the dangers of the mesh implant and misrepresented the product in its brochures.
Click here to read the full New York Times Article: Jury Orders J.& J. to Pay an Implant Patient
Click here to read the full Fox News Article: Jury Awards $3.35 Million in Vaginal Mesh Case Against Johnson & Johnson
In June 2012, Johnson and Johnson announced it stopped selling the device. In 2012, a Bakersfield, CA jury held C.R. Bard liable for injuries sustained by a woman from its vaginal mesh product.
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At the Brandi Law Firm, we help people throughout the country who have been harmed because of a defective drug or medical device. Instead of treating all victims of defective drugs and medical devices the same by throwing everyone into one class action lawsuit, we take a different, more personalized approach. We use our team of experienced defective drug attorneys to a build solid case for each client harmed by a specific defective drug or medical device.
If you or a loved one has suffered complications from a vaginal mesh you may have a claim for your injuries. The Brandi Law Firm is a leader in nationwide pharmaceutical litigation for decades and is now representing women who have suffered injury from vaginal mesh complications and filed suits on their behalf. For more information contact the vaginal mesh lawyers at the Brandi Law Firm for a free consultation at 800-481- 1615 or click here to learn more about the Brandi Law Firm Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys.