Ethicon Lawsuits


If you experienced painful sexual intercourse, urinary problems, infection, chronic pain, bleeding, mesh erosion and/or other injuries after being implanted with vaginal mesh, you may eligible to join the thousands of women in the U.S. who have already filed Ethicon lawsuits.

Ethicon lawsuits have been brought on behalf of women who may have been implanted with the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s Gynecare TVT Secur System, Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System, Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System; or Gynecare Prolift+M Pelvic Floor Repair System. On June 5, 2012, it was announced that Ethicon would discontinue sales of these four products. In doing so, officials asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 120 days to notify its customers around the world.

Side Effects Named in Ethicon Lawsuits

Women who have filed Ethicon lawsuits were implanted with a vaginal mesh product used to treat conditions including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Ethicon lawsuits allege the following side effects:

  • Erosion through the vaginal epithelium;
  • Bleeding;
  • Painful sexual intercourse;
  • Urinary problems; infection;
  • Recurrence of POP and/or incontinence;
  • Chronic pain; and
  • Vaginal scarring.

4,000+ Ethicon Lawsuits Pending in State, Federal Courts in the U.S.

Claims filed against this manufacturer are moving forward in federal and state courts throughout the U.S. In February 2013, the plaintiff for the first Ethicon lawsuit to go to trial was awarded $7.75 million in punitive damages and $3.35 million in compensatory damages by a jury in New Jersey Superior Court who found that Johnson & Johnson failed to adequately warn doctors about the risks associated with the Gynecare Prolift pelvic mesh device. This case was brought by a 47-year old South Dakota nurse who was allegedly forced to undergo 18 revision surgeries to repair the complications caused by the Gynecare Prolift device she received.

In the punitive damage stage of the Ethicon lawsuit, Bloomberg.com reported that a forensic economics expert testified that Johnson & Johnson spends the equivalent of what it was ordered to pay the plaintiff in compensatory damages, $3.35 million, every 45 minutes on advertising and marketing.

This Ethicon lawsuit was one of 2,100 claims filed against the manufacturer pending in a consolidated litigation underway in Atlantic County Superior Court, N.J. More than 2,000 claims have also been filed in a federal litigation underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia.

Considering an Ethicon Lawsuit? Contact Us Today

If you received a vaginal mesh implant manufactured by Ethicon and experienced complications afterward, you may be entitled to receive compensation for lost wages, medical costs, emotional distress and any physical pain and suffering you were caused. Discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney at Bernstein Liebhard LLP by calling 1-888-217-3033.

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