Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling Vaginal Mesh Implants
Posted on behalf of Greg Coleman Law on Jun 05, 2012 in Product Liability
Johnson & Johnson has decided to stop selling vaginal mesh implants after numerous lawsuits have been filed claiming that the product causes serious complications. Johnson & Johnsons unit Ethicon Inc. and several other device makers have been sued after patients claimed that the devices have caused organ damage, bleeding and infections. According to Reuters, a thousand vaginal mesh lawsuits are pending against Ethicon Inc.
On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permission to discontinue selling their vaginal mesh implants within the next 120 days.
Vaginal mesh implants are used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). POP happens when the tissue that holds the pelvic organs becomes weak or stretched and bulges into the vagina.
Johnson & Johnson insists that they are not recalling the devices, they are just discontinuing them.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious complication from a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. An experienced Tennessee product liability lawyer can help you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Greg Coleman Law has the experience and resources to handle your vaginal mesh claim.
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