Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon holds a significant corner of the market of vaginal mesh and sling products. These products were rushed to market without sufficient testing or safety studies by way of the 510(k) process. This loophole in policy allows products that are substantially similar to existing products on the market to bypass the typical FDA approval process, fast tracking the products for sale.
Between 2008 and 2010, the FDA received nearly 3,000 reports of serious complications as a result of these products, a large percentage of which were manufactured by Johnson & Johnson.
In January 2012, the FDA notified Johnson & Johnson that it was required to conduct safety studies and testing on its transvaginal mesh products to keep the mesh on the market. Instead of paying for the multimillion-dollar studies, Johnson & Johnson offered to voluntarily withdraw the products:
- Gynecare TVT Secur™
- Gynecare Prosima™
- Gynecare Prolift™
- Gynecare Prolift+M™
The company made billions of dollars in revenue from the sale of these products at the expense of the women whose lives were damaged or endangered as a result of lack of testing.
Fighting For Justice Following Vaginal Mesh Recalls
At Lee Murphy Law Firm, we understand the gross negligence of Johnson & Johnson, placing profits over the safety of women. Thousands of women who trusted the company for treatment were left to pay the physical and emotional cost.
If you have been injured and continue to experience pain as a result of a vaginal mesh implant, we are committed to fighting for you to see justice served for the pain you have experienced. Vaginal mesh litigation can be lengthy and costly. We take on the financial risk in representing you and investigating your claim. There are no attorney fees or expenses unless we are able to successfully resolve your case. We will work with you to get results, no matter how long it may take.
Our lawyers represent women throughout the United States, including Texas, New York and California.