Has a Transvaginal Mesh Implant Injured You?
Have you experienced complications with a transvaginal mesh implant? You should know that countless women across the country have voiced concerns over issues associated with the devices including erosion, bleeding, infection, recurrent prolapse and organ perforation.
Because of this, thousands of women have filed lawsuits against manufacturers including Boston Scientific Corp, C.R. Bard and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. While there are many individual lawsuits pending across the country, more than 70,000 have been consolidated before District Court Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia.
Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $5.7 Million in Transvaginal Mesh Case
In a recent transvaginal mesh case, a California woman was awarded $5.7 million for her injuries.
According to Bloomberg, jurors in Bakersfield deliberated for three days in March before deciding that Johnson & Johnson negligently designed the victim’s mesh device and failed to warn her doctors about the risks associated with an implant.
The jury awarded the woman $700,000 in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. It should be noted that Johnson & Johnson has refused to participate in settlement talks for the mass torts it is facing over the devices, unlike other manufacturers.
Speaking to an Attorney about a Defective Transvaginal Mesh Implant
If you have experienced issues with a transvaginal mesh product, it may be wise to speak to an attorney. You are going to want to work with someone who has the knowledge, skill and resources to guide you through the legal process when it comes to defective product litigation, which can be incredibly complex.
We will continue to follow mesh injury news and update you when items break. Continue to follow our blog for more information.
It should be noted that our office is open to working with victims who have been harmed by transvaginal mesh products. In order to file an individual lawsuit or to join mass tort litigation, it may be wise to seek legal guidance. We can investigate your claim and potentially decide the best way to move forward with a claim.
McBride, Scicchitano & Leacox, P.A. – Injury Attorneys