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Johnson & Johnson Halting Sales of Transvaginal Mesh After Reports of Thousands of Injuries

 
News Update, July 30, 2014: Sheller P.C. defective medical device attorneys are investigating complications and injuries resulting from the replacement (revision) surgery performed on women who had the defective transvaginal mesh from the manufacturers listed below.
If you have had the revision surgery and experienced complications, call us immediately at 800-883-2299 or fill out the inquiry form on this page.
News Update, March 1, 2013: Reuters News and the Philadelphia Inquirer are reporting that a New Jersey jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay punitive damages of $7.76 million to a former nurse who blames its vaginal mesh implant for years of severe problems despite unsuccessful repair surgeries. 
 
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If you or anyone you know has had a Johnson & Johnson Ethicon brand transvaginal mesh device implanted as a result of pelvic organ prolapse or other abdominal issues and experienced pain or injury of any kind, contact our office now to protect your health now and in the future. For a free consultation, call 800-883-2299 or use the confidential inquiry form on this page

 

The four devices under scrutiny for potential lawsuits are:

  • TVT Secure
  • Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • and Prolift MTM Pelvic Floor Repair System

 

 

 

 

There may be transvaginal mesh devices from other manufacturers that warrant investigation. Contact us if you have had pain or injury with any vaginal mesh implant.
If you don't know which device you had implanted, call your healthcare provider.

 

Over 1,000 lawsuits have already been filed by injured women and the FDA has received thousands of reports of adverse side effects and injury. J&J told a federal judge in West Virginia it intends to stop selling the four implants after being sued by more than 600 women who say the products caused internal injuries (Bloomberg News).

Bloomberg also reports that an FDA "report last year found a fivefold jump in deaths, injuries or malfunctions tied to vaginal mesh for organs that slump, or “prolapse,” because of weakened support. Two months later, an advisory panel urged the FDA to reclassify the devices as “high-risk” products needing human testing."

Several things are affecting what might end up as a voluntary recall of these devices. As more information becomes available, we will post on this page.

The FDA reports problems with the mesh might include:

  • mesh becoming exposed or protruding out of the vaginal tissue
  • pain
  • infection
  • bleeding
  • pain during sexual intercourse
  • urinary problems organ perforation from surgical tools

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women may need more surgery because of mesh-related complications. In a small number of women, repeat surgery may not fix the problem.


As with any potential medical situation, consult your healthcare provider immediately before taking any other action.

 

Information and Resources

Jury Awards Woman $7.76 Million in Damages for J&J Mesh, Reuters, March 1, 2013

A Bad Day for Vaginal Mesh Implants, The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 1, 2013

J&J Tells Judge It Will Stop Sales of Vaginal Implants, Bloomberg News, June 5, 2012

J&J to Halt Sales of Vaginal Mesh Implants, Pharmalot (Pharma Insider News Source) June 4, 2012

Johnson & Johnson's Prolift Device Was Sold for Three Years Without Proper Clearance From Regulators, New Jersey Star Ledger via Bloomberg News, March 21, 2012


FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, July 13, 2011

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Transvaginal Mesh Injury and Revision Surgery Complications
Health care giant Johnson & Johnson announced they are halting sales of four versions of their Ethicon division's transvaginal mesh devices. Following news of the injury lawsuits, patients experiencing "revision surgery" to replace the defective mesh began experience further complications with potential for serious impact their health and wellbeing.

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