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Kentucky Woman Files Lawsuit against J&J over Three Transvaginal Mesh Products

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The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Clay County, Kentucky woman against Gynecare and Johnson & Johnson. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division, where it joins many federally filed lawsuits that have been centralized as part of multidistrict litigation.

The lawsuit says the plaintiff was implanted with the Prolene Mesh, the Gynecare Prolift Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair System and the Gynecare TVT Obturator System as treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).   In the suit, the plaintiff alleges that the defendants failed to adequately warn her and other consumers and their physicians about the risks of the transvaginal mesh products, and that the defendants were aware that the mesh can cause vaginal erosion, perforation, infection, and chronic pain and abscess, yet they continued to market and sell the mesh.

The FDA issued a warning last year saying the complications, including erosion, pain, infection, bleeding, organ perforation, urinary problems, and pain during sex were not uncommon, and that the agency has found no clear benefit of using the mesh over alternate methods.

The lawsuit alleges significant mental and physical pain and suffering, permanent injury, permanent and substantial physical deformity, and loss of bodily organ system. disclaimer: This article: Kentucky Woman Files Lawsuit against J&J over Three Transvaginal Mesh Products was posted on Monday, August 6th, 2012 at 8:45 pm at and is filed under Medical Device Lawsuits.

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