You may have seen commercials or news articles about transvaginal mesh products injuring women in recent years. These products have been used in countless women over a period of many years, and they’ve caused many serious injuries.
Despite their dangers, they continued to be used and implanted until the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered in April 2019 that all manufacturers of them stop selling and distributing their products in the U.S. However, the FDA first became aware of adverse health events related to these products as early as 2005, which means that countless women’s health was jeopardized.
And in January 2020, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a California judge to pay nearly $350 million in damages for deceptive marketing practices to both doctors and patients to make them think their transvaginal mesh products were safe. However, the company was well aware of the complication risks of the products. To date, women injured by transvaginal mesh have received a total of around $8 billion in compensation—but that number is still growing.
Although transvaginal mesh products are no longer sold in the U.S., many women are still at risk of suffering injuries from them whether they were implanted just before the ban or years prior to the FDA’s order. If you or someone you love was injured by transvaginal mesh, contact the defective medical device lawyers at Ferrer Poirot Feller Daniel today for a free consultation.