Medical studies have shown that Ethicon Prolene Mesh has a much higher rate of serious complications than previously claimed by the manufacturer. For this reason, Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) pulled its Prolene Mesh off the market in June 2012. The company made the decision to remove the products after it was slammed with over 1000 lawsuits related to Prolene Mesh.
Free Ethicon Prolene Mesh Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to the placement of an Ethicon Mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
Which Ethicon Mesh Products Have Been Recalled?
Although an official Ethicon Prolene Mesh recall has not been issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the company voluntarily made the decision to discontinue the following products due to their potential to cause adverse health complications:
- Gynecare Prolift Kit
- Gynecare Prolift + M Kit
- Gynecare TVT Secure
- Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System Kit
The company halted sales of these products after they were linked to numerous reports of injury and several deaths. Ethicon Mesh devices belong to a class of products made by various manufacturers whose safety and effectiveness the FDA warned about in 2008. Ethicon Mesh has also been the subject of more than 1000 product liability lawsuits, according to a May 2012 securities filing issued by Johnson & Johnson.
J&J has petitioned the FDA to allow it to keep the Gynecare Gynemesh on the market, but only for abdominal insertion, rather than for transvaginal placement. The company stated that it would be halting sales steadily over the coming months, with the goal of completing the process by the beginning of 2013.
“This is not a product recall and we continue to have confidence in the safety and efficacy of these products. Our decision to discontinue these products is based on their commercial viability in light of changing market dynamics, and is not related to safety or efficacy,” the Ethicon spokesman said in a statement.
The law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are currently investigating Ethicon Prolene Mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered the following complications after being implanted with the devices:
- erosion of vaginal tissue
- mesh erosion
- perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)
- urinary problems
- vaginal scarring
Do I Have an Ethicon Prolene Mesh Recall Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Ethicon Prolene Mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Ethicon Prolene Mesh recall lawsuits in all 50 states.
Free Ethicon Prolene Mesh Recall Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to POP or SUI surgery and/or the placement of an Ethicon Prolene Mesh product, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.