After a long period of time a sufferer of Transvaginal Mesh side effects gets justice over lawsuit against J&J. According to the plaintiff Linda Gross ten years ago in 2006 she had implanted Transvaginal Mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. After few months from implantation she discovered severe pain and several complications, including nerve damage so severe that she was unable to work (she was a nurse), have intercourse with her husband and not able to sit comfortably more than 10 minutes. Multiple surgery procedure has done to remove the defective mesh. Finally in the third attempt the surgeon able to removed the mesh from the plaintiff’s body. Recently the U.S. Food and Drug Administration re-labeled the products high risk instead of moderate and announced new federal scrutiny for the company. The reclassification of the mesh is a confirmation of the inherent danger of these products.
The lawsuit of Linda Gross was filed in November 2008 against Johnson & Johnson (J&J), Ethicon, Inc., and Gynecare. As per the court documents Jury found that the Defendants did not provide adequate warnings to the implanting surgeon and have not disclose and mispresented the severe risks associated with transvaginal mesh implant and falsely marketing the device without adequate warning of it adverse effects. Ms. Gross was awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million in punitive damages from the jury. Until now J&J appeal the jury verdict but finally Linda Gross gets the justice. Numbers of women who take their fight against manufacturers to court after suffering with serious complications caused due to the use of Transvaginal Mesh products are winning legal claims by getting compensation.
J&J is exposed to the most mesh injury claims, in the vaginal mesh litigation, which began in 2011. Though there are many manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices, thus far companies named in current lawsuits include such notables as: J&J, American Medical Systems (AMS), a subsidiary of Endo, C.R. Bard, Cook Medical Inc., Boston Scientific, Coloplast Corp and Neomedic. According to experts it is estimated that the total number of claims exceeds 100,000 lawsuits against these major mesh device manufacturers. The manufacturers are placing their desire for profits before consumer’s safety by introducing and marketing medical devices without ensuring they are safe and effective. It’s difficult to put into words the horrific injuries and pain many women are still suffering as a result of manufacturer’s deception.
If you or somebody you know was injured or suffered complications or death from any Transvaginal mesh product, you may contact Drugsclaim.com for a free case consultation. The individuals may be able to seek compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages resulting from their mesh problems. All cases are pursued on a contingency fee basis there are never any out-of-pocket costs to hire our Cook filter attorneys unless we win your case. The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs Lawsuits.