After being sued by over 600 women who claim that their transvaginal mesh products caused serious-life altering injuries, Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit has decided to stop selling four of its most popular transvaginal mesh products and restrict the usage of other Gynecare mesh products.
In a letter filed on June 04, 2012 with U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin, an Ethicon spokesperson asked the Food and Drug Administration to stop “commercializing” the following devices:
- Gynecare Prolift ® Pelvic Floor System
- Gynecare Prolfit + M® Total Pelvic Floor Repair System
- Gynecare Prosima ® Pelvic Floor Repair System
- Gynecare TVT Secure ™ System
Newly Restricted Devices
- Gynecare Gynemesh ®PS Nonabsorbale Prolene ® Soft Mesh
Ethicon will continue to sell Gynecare Gynemesh but will change the labeling to restrict its use to only abdominal implantations, likely because research indicates that complications are far less common when mesh implants are implanted abdominally.
If you have experienced any of the complications above and have a transvaginal mesh implant, you may be eligible for financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills and other expenses. Please contact the attorneys at Levin Simes LLP today at 1 (888) 426-4156 or by filling out the form for a free case evaluation.