Transvaginal mesh products are often used to correct pelvic organ prolapse after pregnancy. However, these devices are now being linked to severe pelvic pain and possible organ perforation. This has led to a series of class-action lawsuits against their manufacturers for these sometimes debilitating side effects.
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has reached a settlement in one of these class-action lawsuits. The lawsuit alleges that the devices were defective. This will mark the first time that Johnson & Johnson has agreed to a group settlement in the litigation.
The company has agreed to a $120 million deal. This will cover between 2,000-3,000 complainants. The plaintiffs were represented by Clayton Clark of Clark Love Houston. Bloomberg initially reported the settlement, citing anonymous sources who did not want to be named due to being unauthorized to discuss the settlement.
If you or someone you know has suffered from symptoms relating to a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be entitled to compensation. Symptoms may include severe pelvic pain and possible organ perforation due to defective mesh implants. If you have experienced these conditions, contact the offices of John Foy & Associates to discuss your case. The “Strong Arm” attorneys will help you to get the compensation that you may deserve. Contact us today.