In a transvaginal mesh lawsuit being heard in a state court in Texas, the jury recently ruled that the plaintiff was due $1.2 million in damages after sustaining injuries allegedly caused by a medical device manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the TVT-O sling. The plaintiff, Linda Batiste, filed her lawsuit claiming that the vaginal sling was defectively designed. As their ruling demonstrates, the jury agreed with Batiste’s defective design claim.
Still, the jury disagreed with Batiste’s claim that J&J failed to warn about the risks of using their vaginal mesh device, and for that reason, they ruled against a punitive award.
J&J does not agree with the jury’s verdict, and plans to appeal.
After receiving an implant of the TVT-O sling, the device began to erode, causing Batiste severe pelvic pain. Mesh erosion, and its associated injuries, is one of the most commonly reportedly transvaginal mesh side effects.
The TVT-O sling implanted in the plaintiff was not one of the devices voluntarily removed from the market by J&J in 2012, and as such, it remains available to health care providers and their patients.
Carey Danis & Lowe Is Here to Help
Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm based in St. Louis that represents victims of defective medical devices, including transvaginal mesh products manufactured by J&J, and their subsidiary, Ethicon. As our team of defective medical device lawyers continues to investigate transvaginal mesh cases, we encourage you to contact us if you believe that you have sustained injuries from a transvaginal mesh device, such as the TVT-O sling described in the Batiste lawsuit.
We are here to help, and offer free initial case evaluations. Carey Danis & Lowe works with you to determine your compensation eligibility as well as to assist with the filing of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Share your transvaginal mesh story with us today. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh