Ethicon Mesh Recall
Ethicon is a subsidiary company of Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and is currently voluntarily recalling Transvaginal Mesh kits for use in treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Ethicon is responsible for production and marketing of the Gynecare mesh products, including Gynecare Prolift Kit, Gynecare Prolift +M Kit, Gynecare Prosima Kit, and the Gynecare TVT Secur. In the beginning of June, 2012, Ethicon has requested approval from the Food and Drug Administration to stop “commercializing” the devices due to the amount and severity of injuries caused by transvaginal mesh implants.
Ethicon Recalls Gynecare Products Voluntarily in Letter to FDA
Ethicon announced in a letter to the FDA sent on June 4, 2012, that it would be issuing a mesh recall and asking the FDA for 120 days to end sales so it can “notify its customers and provide those hospitals and surgeons with sufficient time to select alternative treatment options for their patients. The voluntary Ethicon mesh recall will also discontinue or revise, as appropriate, all marketing materials during this time.” This information was released in a letter to the FDA sent on June 4, 2012. “This is not a recall; it’s a global discontinuation,” Ethicon said. This information does not come as a shock to many experts amid ongoing controversy over Johnson & Johnson and its medical devices, and Ethicon has been involved in litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. An estimated 300,000 women have reportedly had the devices implanted and many are suffering negative side effects from Ethicon mesh recalled products. According to the FDA, in 2010 7,500 females had mesh repairs for POP and around 200,000 patients had transvaginal repairs for stress urinary incontinence.
Do I have an Ethicon Recall Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
Patients who are injured as a result of treatment with Ethicon’s Mesh Gynecare products choose to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the recalled Ethicon transvaginal mesh. Filing a lawsuit can help a patient with the medical treatment expenses they may have encountered while trying to treat their vaginal mesh complications as a result of an Ethicon Mesh recalled product. If you were treated with transvaginal mesh and experienced mesh erosion or other complications, call an Ethicon Mesh Recall Attorney at the Willis Law Firm. We can provide an Ethicon Mesh Recall Lawsuit Evaluation free of charge or further commitment; Contact Us today. We are now accepting Ethicon Mesh Recall clients nationwide.