Johnson & Johnson Stops Selling Vaginal Mesh Implants Following Multiple Product Liability Lawsuits - Attorneys Discuss Potential Danger Facing Victims
Johnson & Johnson is no longer selling a number of their vaginal mesh implant products. Ethicon, the subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson responsible for production of its vaginal mesh devices, recently spoke with a federal judge about divulging plans to discontinue the sale of TVT Secur, Prosima, Prolift, and Prolift+ M vaginal mesh brands.
Although Ethicon claims that the decision was based on "changing market dynamics" and "is not related to safety or efficacy," these same models have been involved with the hundreds of lawsuits pertaining to their use. Women across the nation are pursuing compensation from Johnson & Johnson, claiming to have suffered serious injuries as a result of using their vaginal mesh devices.
Designed to treat women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, the vaginal mesh implant devices have been linked to high failure rates and serious health complications. The Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to patients utilizing the mesh in July of 2011, announcing that treatment utilizing mesh devices may be less effective and pose a greater risk than previously expected.
In January of 2012, the FDA mandated more extensive tests for transvaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct. The FDA is currently considering a reclassification for these devices to signify greater risk amongst patients who use them.
Travis Siegel, Bisnar Chase vaginal mesh attorney, is currently assisting dozens of vaginal mesh victims. "The discontinuation of these products has the potential to protect thousands of women from suffering life-threatening injuries. Victims of these devices undergo a tremendous amount of pain and embarrassment."
"One of our goals is to help prevent future injuries from products that are deemed defective. If Johnson & Johnson decided to stop selling mesh products because they do not want to pay out large verdicts and settlements to those who have suffered injuries, then, we know we are doing our job," says Mr. Siegel.
About Bisnar Chase Vaginal Mesh Lawyers
Bisnar Chase vaginal mesh attorneys represent people who have suffered injuries as a result of using defective products. Bisnar Chase has won thousands of cases against big business, insurance companies, and governmental agencies. They have obtained several multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, including a 24.7 million dollar verdict in August of 2011.