In April, women and their families held a protest at the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) annual meeting in New Jersey. They were protesting transvaginal mesh devices manufactured by J&J, and their subsidiary, Ethicon.
An Ohio woman was quoted in an Associated Press article published in NJ.com as saying that one of the company’s transvaginal mesh devices had caused her severe, life-changing injuries, among them several infections. The woman said that she had undergone four surgical operations to remove the transvaginal mesh device she received in 2011 for stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
In addition, many women who have been implanted with a transvaginal mesh device have struggled with chronic pelvic pain and dyspareunia. Due to their injuries, women have stated that their lives have been dramatically, and in some cases, permanently, changed for the worse because of these products.
J&J CEO, Alex Gorsky, took a moment to acknowledge the protestors in stating that the company is dedicated to patient safety.
Even so, thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed across the U.S. have made claims contrary to Gorsky’s statement. Plaintiffs have accused J&J of a failure to warn health care providers and patients about the severe risks associated with use of J&J and Ethicon’s transvaginal mesh devices.
There are currently over 17,900 lawsuits consolidated into the Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) in a federal court in West Virginia. U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin will hear a bellwether case in the Ethicon MDL on June 23, 2014.
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