Ethicon, a branch of Johnson & Johnson, failed to disclose the dangers and complications linked to its Prosima vaginal mesh device. These statements were given by experts in Texas State Court in late September.
In the first court case involving Ethicon Inc.’s Prosima product, Dallas County District Court jurors were presented internal Ethicon documents that U.S. FDA specialists and urogynecology experts said showed the company was aware the product showed more risks and potential problems than Ethicon told doctors about.
By not disclosing the vaginal mesh risks, Ethicon is to blame for her pain and suffering, says Plaintiff Carol Cavness.
In heart-wrenching testimony, Ms. Cavness told the court how the agony and limitations caused by the Prosima vaginal mesh device affected her marriage to the point of divorce. The Prosima complications also continue to hinder her relationships with her children and grandchildren because she’s no longer physically able to join in activities with them.
In addition, Carol Cavness fears losing her airline mechanic job because the physical pain impairs her ability to perform heavy physical duties required by the job.
Three of the 6 cases filed against Ethicon over its pelvic mesh products have returned jury awards ranging from $1.2 to $11.1 million.
If you or a loved one has suffered complications related to the vaginal mesh Prosima device, compensation for pain and suffering may be due.
Our expert product liability attorneys will guide you through a free consultation and give you details about filing a Prosima mesh lawsuit.
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