A new lawsuit has been added to the Ethicon vaginal mesh MDL in West Virginia, according to a recent court announcement. Pending before the court of Judge R. Goodwin are cases against five companies that remain subjects of numerous complaints arising from the alleged injuries suffered by women while using these vaginal mesh devices. This has prompted the parties concerned to request for a multidistrict litigation (MDL) management.
This new lawsuit is from a woman who underwent surgical procedures in 2009 for the repair of her pelvic organ prolapse condition using the Ethicon Prolift + M and the TVT Secur vaginal mesh devices. Shortly after being implanted with these devices, she started experiencing severe side effects and serious complications.
These Ethicon products, which were supposed to treat symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, will cease to be sold within four months. According to the announcement of Johnson & Johnson, the parent company of Ethicon, this will give them sufficient time to “notify its customers and provide those hospitals and surgeons with sufficient time to select alternative treatment options for their patients.”