Pelvic Mesh

BACKGROUND

Johnson & Johnson’s Pelvic Mesh medical device is an implant that is used to prevent organ prolapse. Some of the dangerous side effects of this device are painful intercourse, the ability to puncture other organs, as well as infections in the body. Due to these side effects, Johnson & Johnson are the victims of hundreds of lawsuits.

Manufacturer: Johnson & Johnson

Use: transvaginal implant used to prevent organ prolapse

LITIGATION:

  • Number of lawsuits: hundreds
  • Injuries: painful intercourse, puncturing other organs, infection
  • Defendants: Johnson & Johnson
  • Trial
    • Date: 2016
    • District Court of New Jersey
    • Status: $5 million settlement for woman injured by device