The national law firm of Parker Waichman LLP has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a New York woman against Johnson & Johnson and American Medical Systems alleging the woman suffered substantial and permanent injuries caused by the Miniarc Precise Sling and Gynecare Prolift Total Pelvic Floor Repair System. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.
According to the lawsuit, the transvaginal mesh devices were implanted in the plaintiff in November 2007, to correct stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). However, the complaint says the mesh devices caused the plaintiff to suffer significant physical and mental pain and suffering, permanent and substantial physical deformity, permanent injury, and loss of her bodily organ system.
Further, the lawsuit claims, along with many other lawsuits consolidated in the multidistrict litigation, that the defendants knew the transvaginal mesh systems could cause serious health problems but continued to market and sell them. The lawsuit says the devices are defective and react with human tissue, causing vaginal infection, extrusion, erosion, perforation, and chronic pain or abscess.