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Johnson & Johnson Fights Back in Vaginal Mesh Side Effects Case

vaginal mesh side effectsBy Jeffrey Nadrich

Jeff Nadrich is a vaginal mesh attorney based in Los Angeles California, with more than 25 years of experience successfully defending personal injury clients. If you or someone you love has suffered vaginal mesh complications, call us today at 1-800-718-4658. You may be entitled to compensation.

The first vaginal mesh case is well underway, as we have been reporting here on this site. The case of Linda Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey (Atlantic City), alleges that Johnson & Johnson — manufacturer of the Ethicon Gynecare Prolift — inadequately warned consumers about the risks associated with the vaginal mesh device, which include severe pelvic pain, painful urination, loss of libido, bleeding and infection.

But Johnson & Johnson is fighting back. Christy Jones, an attorney for the pharmaceutical and medical device giant, testified that consumers were adequately warned about the risks. “Prolift has been studied and studied extensively,” Jones said in her closing argument. “It is not a defective or unreasonably dangerous product. Our position is that Prolift is a safe and effective product, that Ethicon adequately warned doctors of the risks, that doctors knew of the risks.”

But according to the plaintiff Linda Gross, J&J concealed Prolift’s risks before she received her implant on July 13, 2006. Her attorney, Adam Slater, claims that Gross’s chronic pain and other health problems were risks Ethicon knew about before first selling Prolift in March 2005.

“What we’ve established during this trial is this is something that shouldn’t have been sold,” Slater said in court. “We know that there was a failure to warn, and there was causation as a result of the failure to warn. We know that tragic decision to put in the Prolift destroyed Linda’s life.”

The risks associated with vaginal mesh are very real. In 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning about the use of vaginal mesh to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence, citing more than 1,000 different reports of complications. If you have experienced either of these conditions, speak to your health care professional about all of the options available. There are alternatives to transvaginal mesh.

Have you or someone you love experienced painful or devastating side effects from vaginal mesh implantation? If so, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the affordable vaginal mesh attorneys at Nadrich & Cohen today to discuss your case and receive a free consultation from one of our qualified representatives. You must act quickly, though. In order to gather the proper evidence, we must begin our investigation as quickly as possible.

We are contingency lawyers, and we don’t charge you any money if we don’t win your case. So don’t suffer alone any longer. Call us at 1-800-718-4658.

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