November 2012 is the date set for the 350 consolidated transvaginal mesh lawsuits to begin in New Jersey state court against Ethicon Gynecare, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Lawyers USA Online (subscription required) reports that transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed by hundreds of women against several manufacturers of different mesh and sling products implanted in the vagina to help support weakened pelvic organs.
The transvaginal mesh lawsuits claim that the devices are defective and Gynecare failed to warn that the pelvic meshes may erode, travel, or permeate organs, causing scarring, infection, pain, and additional surgeries, according to the article.
Medical devices that are poorly designed and implemented have the ability to cause considerable injury to patients. If you or someone you know has been injured by a transvaginal mesh or defective medical device, Sokolove Laws personal injury attorneys may be able to help and represent your case.