The first transvaginal mesh [“TVM”] case involving J&J’s Gynecare Prolift mesh used for pelvic organ prolapse [“POP”] & associated incontinence was tried to a jury in New Jersey & resulted in a verdict of $3.35 million in compensatory damages for plaintiff, Linda Gross. The trial lasted almost 3 weeks. Ms Gross was a Registered Nurse who suffered through eighteen  surgeries trying to repair the damage that the Prolift caused. She was disabled as a result.
In addition the second phase of the trial included a punitive damage claim to punish the company for their actions. The jury reviewed the evidence presented & awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc. for their conscious disregard for Ms Gross’s health & safety and their reckless, willful conduct in the design, manufacture, marketing, labeling, testing and inadequate warnings regarding their Prolift device. There were plenty of damaging documents, memos and testimony from the company itself showing that J&J knew this product was defective, untested and unapproved at the time they marketed it— but they sold it to Drs & vulnerable women anyway.
Women who have been injured by this device should not blame their doctors because the majority of the implanting Drs were deliberately misled by the company; Drs are not biomaterials experts. Implanting Drs rely on the medical device company through its sales reps to tell them the truth about the testing and adverse events, risks and benefits of the device. This has not happened with this product, or any of the TVM products for that matter. In addition, when the Drs are misled, so are the consumers, as evidenced by the consumer oriented brochures & other sales & marketing tactics directed to both Drs & consumers. All of this came out in this first trial.
Women who have had a transvaginal mesh device implanted & are having pain, erosion of the device into the vagina, bladder &/or have had a revision/removal surgery, should contact LIZ DUDLEY [attorney and former RN] for legal advice because time is limited for you to file a claim. It takes time for us to find out who manufactured your mesh & to properly investigate your case – so CALL NOW because TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE! In addition, Attorney Dudley can help you find an appropriate Dr to help treat your injuries and repair the damages caused by this defective device.
If you don’t want to be just a “number” in another firm’s thousands of cases – but want to have your case individually worked up by an experienced mass tort attorney who is also a former RN, call THE DUDLEY LAW FIRM now. You will be talking directly to your attorney, Liz Dudley, about your claim [which is not the business model of the majority of the firms handling these types of cases].
Attorney and Former Nurse Dudley represents select women all over the U.S. who have been injured by defective devices such as TVM, Mirena; defective pharmaceuticals such as YAZ, Yasmin, Risperdal. Ms Dudley also represents selected clients injured by Granuflo, Naturalyte, Medtronic Infuse Bone Growth system.