What Are the Side Effects of a Defective Transvaginal Mesh Implant?
For countless women across the country, defective transvaginal mesh implants have been linked to serious complications, including erosion, exposure, or extrusion of the mesh, recurrent pelvic organ prolapse (POP), recurrent stress urinary incontinence (SUI), pain, infection, bleeding, vaginal scarring, and painful sexual intercourse.
After suffering because of a transvaginal mesh implant, many women have filed injury lawsuits, a number of which have been successful. Several manufacturers, including Endo International Plc, have agreed to settlements, while some, including C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and Cook Medical Systems, are fighting the cases in court.
The Charleston Daily Mail recently reported on one such case: Jo Huskey and her husband, Allen Huskey, filed a case in federal court against Ethicon Inc. and Johnson & Johnson. According to the suit, Mrs. Huskey had an implant placed in her in Illinois and she now suffers from SUI (stress urinary incontinence ), along with other health problems. She is seeking damages for negligence, manufacturing defects, negligent misrepresentation, and other claims.
Huskey’s case is the second to go to trial against Ethicon. U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin is overseeing thousands of other similar cases, which have been transferred to his West Virginia court.
How Do I File a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
Right now, transvaginal mesh manufacturers are being forced to conduct safety studies by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to the high number of adverse events associated with the devices.
If you have suffered an injury because of a transvaginal mesh device, you should speak to our attorneys immediately, as there have been deadlines associated with suits and settlements.
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ZK’s ‘Did You Know’? Stress urinary incontinence can cause someone to leak urine during physical activities, even while just coughing or sneezing.