Prolift Mesh Lawsuit against J&J, Ethicon and Gynecare

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Another lawsuit involving Prolift pelvic mesh has gone to trial in West Virginia. The plaintiff (person suing) is from Texas. The plaintiff is one of thousands of women who have sued for injuries associated with vaginal mesh products used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The defendants are Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc., Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology, Gynecare and American Medical Systems Inc.

Many of our clients are suffering from injuries that not only cause discomfort and pain daily, but have a significant impact on their marriages and intimate relationships with the one they love.

The U.S. District Court of Western Virginia is coordinating federal lawsuits filed throughout the United States. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping women around the country get compensation for pain, organ damage and other injuries caused by pelvic mesh products, including J&J Prolift products.

This most recent lawsuit to go to trial alleges that the Prolift pelvic mesh has high rates of failure and can shrink, degrade or break off in the body, leading to erosion into the vagina, bladder or other organ. The result is extreme pain, and it can take multiple surgeries to remove the mesh. In some cases, it is not possible to remove all of the mesh.

On Monday, jury selection started. The trial could take weeks, and at any point a settlement is possible. Last year, another manufacturer of mesh products, C.R. Bardr, settled a case just before the scheduled time for opening statements.

In addition to seeking compensation for strict liability, negligence and breach of contract, the lawsuit seeks punitive damages, an amount meant to punish a company for gross negligence and/or intentional harm.

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