GyneCare Prolift Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits 2014

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The first Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh bellwether trial, Lewis, et al. v. Johnson & Johnson, et al., 2:12-cv-04301, is scheduled to begin on February 10, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. in federal court. This is one of many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary Ethicon filed by women injured by the Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh product.

The lawsuits allege that the Prolift is a defective product that has seriously injured women. Women who have not filed a lawsuit against J&J have a limited amount of time to take action on their strict liability claim.

In state court, more than $11 million was awarded to a woman in New Jersey Superior Court in the case Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey, according to court documents. J&J’s Gynecare Prolift vaginal mesh was implanted in Ms. Gross to  treat pelvic organ prolapse, but the mesh eroded through her vagina. At the time of the trial, she had already had 18 revision surgeries to try remove the mesh from the vaginal wall.

The second federal J&J Gynecare bellwether trial is scheduled for June 23, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. The case scheduled for trial is Huskey, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al.,2:12-cv-05201. If the Huskey case has settled or is otherwise not ready for trial, the case Edwards, et al. v. Ethicon, Inc., et al., 2:12-cv-09972, will proceed to trial instead.

There is always the possibility of reaching a settlement prior to trial.

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