Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 19, 2013
The attorneys at Wright & Schulte’s have filed another vaginal mesh lawsuit against Ethicon, Inc., alleging that a Georgia woman developed debilitating injuries due to the defective design of Ethicon’s mesh. This transvaginal mesh lawsuit is part of MDL 2327 and names Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, as the defendant. As with previous vaginal mesh or bladder mesh lawsuits filed by Wright & Schulte, this case will be litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.
Court documents for this vaginal mesh lawsuit explain the plaintiff had Ethicon’s Prolift+M implanted in October 2011 to treat her pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Shortly after mesh implantation, however, the plaintiff reportedly began to experience some crippling complications that eventually required her to undergo revision surgery to remove Ethicon bladder mesh. Among the severe injuries that have been associated with use of Ethicon’s mesh 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.
publichealthnotifications/ucm061976.htm October 2008]
This lawsuit was filed in the wake of two vaginal mesh settlements just weeks apart. The undisclosed vaginal mesh settlements in federally-filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits were scheduled for trial in the multidistrict litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. According to court documents, the settlement were reached just a week after the jury hearing the first Avaulta bellwether trial in the federal litigation awarded $2 million to the plaintiff. (In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187))
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 like Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson. 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.
Serious Mesh Injuries Are Not Rare, FDA Warns
As reports of severe mesh injuries began piling up, the FDA initiated its own investigation into the alleged complications associated with bladder mesh slings. After reviewing the findings of more than 100 mesh studies, in July 2011, the FDA issued a national alert to U.S. consumers, warning that bladder mesh complications are not rare. In fact, the FDA reported uncovering the fact that about 10 percent of women with bladder mesh have developed or would develop severe complications that would require revision surgery and possibly even extraction of the vaginal mesh within one year of implantation. According to the FDA, in the worst cases, multiple revision surgeries were needed to try treat the extensive, severe injuries caused by bladder mesh slings.
Additionally, the 2011 FDA bladder mesh warning reported that vaginal mesh devices had greater risks of complications than traditional surgery for treating POP and SUI and that vaginal mesh may not even be sufficient at alleviating the symptoms of prolapse. [fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf]
About Wright & Schulte LLC
Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
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