- First Vaginal Mesh Case Goes to Trial
- January 9, 2013
- Law Firm: Lieff Cabraser Heimann Bernstein LLP - San Francisco Office
On Monday, a South Dakota woman's case against Johnson & Johnson will begin in a New Jersey State Court. The complaint alleges that the medical device is responsible for constant pain and 18 subsequent operations she was forced to undergo.
Bloomberg reported that, "'She can no longer sit comfortably for more than a few minutes without having to either stand up or lay down to try to reduce the level of pain.'"
The world's largest health-care provider has stopped selling four of its mesh devices, including the one at issue in this lawsuit. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration told J&J, among other manufacturers last January to study rates of organ damage and complications linked to implants. Doctors implanted more than 70,000 mesh devices in U.S. women in 2010 to fortify pelvic muscles that failed to support internal organs.