On Tuesday, Johnson & Johnson announced that they will stop selling vaginal mesh implants. Johnson & Johnson’s unit, Ethicon Inc. has been selling the devices for years. Patients have sued Ethicon Inc. and several other device makers claiming that the implants cause serious complications including bleeding and infections. A thousand vaginal mesh lawsuits are pending against Ethicon, Inc., reports Reuters.
Doctors use vaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). POP occurs when the tissue that contains the pelvic organs in place becomes weakened or stretched and bulges into the vagina.
In January, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent letters to 35 manufacturers of surgical mesh implants, ordering new safety studies.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a surgical mesh implant, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact an experienced Georgia product liability lawyer to explore your legal options. The Eichholz Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to handle your vaginal mesh lawsuit.
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