Ethicon Lawsuit Filed Over Gynecare Prolift in Texas Federal Court this November


A patient from southeast Texas filed an Ethicon lawsuit at the end of November over a device that allegedly caused her to suffer bleeding, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), dyspareunia and other injuries.

The plaintiff in this case, which was filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division on Nov. 30, 2012, was implanted with the Ethicon-manufactured Gynecare Prolift device to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Ethicon Lawsuits

She is not the only woman claiming to have been injured by the Gynecare Prolift, though. It was revealed in the company’s Answer to the First Amended Master Complaint in the federal Ethicon transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) last August that many Ethicon lawsuits had been named the Gynecare Prolift device in their claims. More than 1,400 federally-filed Ethicon lawsuits are pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

The Prolene Mesh/Prolene Soft Mesh, TVT Abbrevo, and TVT Exact, TVT-SECUR, TVT-Obturator, Prolift + M and the Prosima vaginal mesh devices are also at the center of Ethicon lawsuits.

Last June, the manufacturer alerted the public of its plan to discontinue the Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System, the Gynecare Prolift + M Pelvic Floor System, the Gynecare TVT Secur System as well as the Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System. In doing so, Ethicon asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 120 days to stop selling these products.

Transvaginal mesh manufacturers preparing to defend the safety and effectiveness of their devices in U.S. federal and state courts include: American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific Corp, and C.R. Bard Inc. Federal multidistrict litigations (MDL) overseeing transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been created in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

Considering an Ethicon Lawsuit? Call an Attorney Today

If you suffered an injury stemming from a transvaginal mesh product manufactured by Ethicon, it is essential that you contact your doctor for treatment immediately. Should you choose to file an Ethicon lawsuit, it is also necessary that you keep track of your times absent from work related to medical appointments, as well as any copies of your medical records. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is currently offering free and confidential consultations to victims of Ethicon mesh. Call Bernstein Liebhard today for more information at 1-(888)-217-3033.

1 Comment

  1. Laura E
    Laura E08-29-2014

    I had surgery on 6-18-14 and it’s been about 2 months since my surgery but I’m having lots of pelvic pain and burning sensation on my abdomen lots of pain and lots of pressure in my private part it feels like I’m in labor it becomes unbearable day and night I can’t walk bc the pain gets so bad and the hernia is back it didn’t get fix by the doc he wants me to get a 2 surgery but scopic he’s going to ref me to another surgeon bc he don’t want to open me up again I have to go get a second Ct.Scan to see it again and he put polypropylene mesh for the hernia but I looked it up online and it’s been recall but I’m having lots of problems inside and out with this mesh can u pls help or tell me where to start pls plus I’m having bladder problems also I went to go see my pcp doc. On 814-14 and I told her all of problems plus now my legs hurt so bad my back lots of pressure in my abdomen and having problems urinating I start having bad pressure it feels like something is going to pop out of my private area and the doc said I had infection gave me anabiotic’s and also pain medicine and she drew blood and urine sample that I was having a reaction because of the mesh the mesh is called polypropylene mesh I showed my pcp my medical records and on paper this is how it is notated vicryl (polyglactin) ethicon inc. Johnson & Johnson prolene mesh. I’m waiting for the schedule another CT scan to see what damage than mesh has done inside. So can u help or send me to the right person. But the weird part is when I went for my follow up visit 2 days later and to get my staples taken out dr.smith made a comment I hope I fixed it and I said Dr. what do you mean you hope you fixed it and then he won’t answer me and he just said If have any problems just give him a call and come back in and my bf was with me when he made that comment.

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