Have you or a loved one suffered complications from a transvaginal mesh surgery? You are not alone. Thousands of women throughout California and the US have experienced traumatic side effects from transvaginal implants gone bad, including erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms like these after a transvaginal mesh surgery, contact an experienced medical device injury lawyer in Los Angeles today.
Just consider the recent case of a New Jersey woman who was awarded $11.1 million from a jury that ruled Johnson & Johnson must pay for her injuries that resulted from the company’s transvaginal mesh implant product. The jury awarded the woman $3.35 million in compensatory damages for pain and suffering, medical bills, etc… and $7.76 million in punitive damages.
The woman’s story is a heart-wrenching one. She needed the surgery to treat her pelvic prolapse. What resulted was a series of complications and problems; including mesh erosion, scar tissue, inflammation, hardening of the mesh, pain while sitting and 20 prescriptions for medications to help her with pelvic problems. Additionally, after her initial transvaginal mesh surgery she was required to undergo 18 additional corrective surgeries to attempt to correct the numerous debilitating side-effects.
In August 2012, Johnson & Johnson stopped selling four types of mesh devices, including the Gyncare Prolift because, according to the company, the products “lacked commercial viability”. If you or a loved one received a transvaginal mesh implant that was manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, you need to reach out to an aggressive transgavinal mesh implant attorney in Los Angeles. You could potentially receover hundreds of thousands of dollars for the injuries and emotional pain you have suffered from the defective device.
If you or a loved one have been injured or killed by a defective or harmful medical device, contact the aggressive doctor turned lawyer Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq. today. Bradley and the BIKLAW team understand your medical injuries and your legal rights.