GYNECARE PROLIFT & TVT LAWYERS
We are aggressively investigating and litigating cases involving women who have suffered severe complications as a result of the Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair Systems (sometimes referred to as the Ethicon Prolift or Johnson & Johnson Prolift mesh). We are taking cases on behalf of women who have been injured by the Gynecare TVT, Ethicon TVT and Gynemesh mesh products. These are medical devices, commonly referred to as pelvic mesh and bladder slings, which are used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These medical devices are made of polypropylene mesh. Unlike many other law firms claiming an expertise in this field, who are “collecting” cases, we are actually filing lawsuits and aggressively litigating these cases for our clients, having already obtained tens of thousands of pages of internal documents from the product manufacturers, among other things.
We are not “collecting” cases against any and all pelvic mesh product manufacturers. Rather, we are proceeding only against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson based upon our detailed investigation. Therefore, we are able to focus our resources and expertise on a narrow target, which we believe maximizes our ability to successfully litigate these cases. In fact, one of our attorneys was appointed as Co-Liaison Counsel by the Court to lead the action against Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson.
Investigation into Ethicon Vaginal Mesh Products
Our investigation has confirmed that the Gynecare Prolift products may not have met reasonable safety standards. In October 2008 and February 2009, the FDA issued Public Health Notifications concerning the use of mesh products in treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. After receiving over 1,000 reports and complaints, the FDA warned of serious complications resulting from the placement of surgical mesh products, including the Gynecare Prolift and TVT products.
In our view, Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson did not adequately disclose and warn of the significant risks of these products in their patient literature, patient brochures, and websites. These inadequacies deprived women of the opportunity to make informed choices as to how they wanted their treatable medical conditions to be repaired – and leading them to choose to have pelvic mesh permanently attached to the inside of their pelvis – often with catastrophic results.
Johnson & Johnson Mesh Complications
The most frequent complications from these transvaginal mesh products include mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, intestines and uterus, mesh shrinkage or migration, scar tissue formation, granuloma formation, infections, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and development of urinary retention, dysuria (painful urination), dyspareunia (pain with sexual relations), neuropathic pain, fistulas and recurrence of prolapsed organs. These complications have led to vaginal scarring and medical conditions that have significantly decreased the quality of life many patients once enjoyed. The failure of the Gynecare Prolift, Gynemesh and TVT mesh products can also lead to the need for multiple operations to remove the mesh and to repair extensive damage caused by the mesh. In many cases the mesh cannot be completely removed, permanently compromising a woman’s health.
With a lawsuit against Gynecare, Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson, we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your pain and suffering and other damages. To learn more about a potential pelvic mesh lawsuit, you should contact us immediately as the statutes of limitations restrict the time frame in which you may be able to pursue your claims. If you believe that you or a loved one has been seriously injured due to these products, and you are interested in learning more about how we can help, please contact Gynecare and Ethicon Mesh Lawyer today for a free consultation.
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