Johnson & Johnson
Johnson & Johnson is a huge multinational corporation that is well known to most Americans due to its myriad of products such as baby shampoo and band-aids. Johnson & Johnson has been in existence for several generations, having been established in 1886 by brothers James, Robert and Edward Johnson in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence
Johnson & Johnson makes many healthcare products, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Of particular interest to individuals who have undergone surgery for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence are the vaginal mesh and similar products made by Johnson & Johnson and its affiliates, such as:
- Ethicon TVT (tension-free vaginal tape)
- Gynecare TVT
- Gynemesh PS
- Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a medical condition that is estimated to affect nearly a quarter of all women. In the U.S., the symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are estimated to add up to billions of dollars' worth of medical expenses. Companies such as Johnson & Johnson sell a great deal of products to address pelvic organ prolapse and its symptoms, which include stress urinary incontinence.
Significant Complications from Vaginal Mesh
Unfortunately, vaginal mesh products (also known as transvaginal mesh products) from Johnson & Johnson and other companies have been the cause of very troubling complications, including:
- erosion of the vaginal mesh (its protrusion into the vaginal wall)
- perforation of organs such as the bladder, uterus and rectum
- life-threatening infections
- vaginal scarring and shrinkage
Have You Been Harmed by a Johnson & Johnson Product?
If you've been harmed by a product such as a transvaginal mesh implant for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, be sure to get the proper medical attention, and learn about your legal rights. Product liability law firms protect the rights of individuals who have suffered from avoidable complications caused by dangerous products. To find out if you qualify to file a transvaginal mesh claim, contact us today. Our transvaginal mesh attorneys offer free consultation for prospective clients.