BY: Jason J. Thompson | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury
Transvaginal mesh has been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), conditions common in older women whose pelvic muscles have weakened after pregnancy or childbirth. But the mesh products have been identified as causing pelvic injuries, including severe pelvic pain, erosion of the mesh into adjacent pelvic organs, and painful sexual intercourse.
Several manufacturers of TVM devices have been named in tens of thousands of lawsuits filed in state and federal courts. The first two trials have been completed – against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division and C.R. Bard – with decisions in favor of the TVM patients. The juries in each case found the TVM manufacturers negligent in designing and marketing their faulty products and failed to warn patients of the dangers. One woman was awarded $5.5 million and the other was awarded $11 million.
Sommers Schwartz attorney Jason Thompson represents approximately 200 women injured by trans vaginal mesh (TVM) products. If you or a loved one has been implanted with vaginal mesh, now is the time to file a lawsuit. The two previous trials underscore the reckless disregard that medical device manufacturers had when making TVM. Most, if not all, of the TVM manufacturers never cared enough to test their devices on live women to see how it would affect them. Instead, they depend on lab animals. Then, during the trials, they tried to blame the women for not doing enough research regarding TVM and using the faulty devices.
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Jason Thompson is a nationally board certified trial attorney and co-chairs Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Department. He has a formidable breadth of litigation experience, including class action and multidistrict litigation (MDL), and practices nationwide in both state and federal courts.