Here’s a win for one case in Texas that was handed down.  The lawsuits allege that Johnson and Johnson was aware of the faulty design and it caused a lot of pain and suffering, not to mention additionalimage medical bills after the fact. We can all got back and revisit the hip and knee cases the company had and those lawsuits as again they drug their feet on not issuing a recall fast enough there with metal on metal knees. 

Johnson and Johnson Agrees to Settlement To Reach as High as $4 Billion to Resolve Patient Lawsuits With Flawed Hip Replacement Devices

Their Ethicon division also had to recall surgical staplers not too long ago. 

Johnson and Johnson Still Not Out of the Recall Business–Surgical Staplers from Ethicon Division And Has Also Stopped Selling One of the Products

You can listen to the video here and there are other companies on the burner too but J and J is the lion’s share.  The woman in this case was awarded $1.2 million as the device was found to be defective.  J and J contends the devices are safe and that women were warned about the risk.  That’s becoming a big deal today as here’s the answer to your health issue but wait, here’s the risk involved. 

C.B. Bard, another company facing lawsuits was ordered  to pay $3.6 million of a $5.5 million judgment awarded to the victim of vaginal mesh complications caused by their Avaulta pelvic mesh and the doctor was on the hook for part of the judgment as well.  I would say when that happens in cases, doctors might really be picky about what clinical trials the choose to participate in.  BD


The jurors found that Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon knew about complications related to its Gynecare Prolift transvaginal mesh (TVM) device, but did not adequately warn the plaintiff and continued to market the product.J&J, is exposed to more than 12,000 lawsuits, which allege that its Ethicon unit improperly designed vaginal inserts, such as the slings, that damaged women’s internal organs and made sex painful. Most of the cases have been consolidated before a federal judge in West Virginia for pretrial information exchanges while other cases are being heard in state courts.

FDA Investigations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered J&J, C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) and 31 other vaginal-implant makers to study rates of organ damage and complications linked to the implants devices.

Vaginal Mesh: Huge Medical Industry

Doctors inserted more than 70,000 transvaginal mesh devices in the U.S. in 2010, to strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles that do not support internal pelvic organs or to treat stress urinary incontinence.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered J&J, C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) and 31 other vaginal-implant makers to study rates of organ damage and complications linked to the implants devices

http://fortworth.legalexaminer.com/medical-devices-implants/jj-hit-by-texas-transvaginal-mesh-incontinence-sling-verdict/

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