NJ Trans Vaginal Mesh Jury Awards $3.35 million to Plaintiff

This is Michael Brady Lynch, lead trial attorney for The Michael Brady Lynch Firm.

This is great news for the thousands of women suffering from complications stemming from implantation with a trans vaginal mesh.

A New Jersey Superior Court jury weighing arguments in the state’s first trial involving an Ethicon trans vaginal mesh lawsuit in the case styled Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey (Atlantic City) has awarded $3.35 million to a South Dakota woman who was forced to undergo multiple corrective surgeries after receiving the Gynecare Prolift pelvic mesh device. By a 7-2 vote, the jury found for the Plaintiff on claims of Failure to Warn and Fraudulent Misrepresentation.

It’s the first ruling of the more than 2,100 lawsuits filed over this particular device, though there are thousands of other lawsuits in the U.S pending over a variety of surgical meshes. The mesh, inserted through the vaginal wall, supports pelvic organs that have dropped into the vagina, which can happen to women after childbirth, a hysterectomy or menopause.

The plaintiff, Linda Gross, 47, paid 400 visits to doctors and physical therapists since having the mesh implanted in 2006, including 18 operations to try to repair the damage.

In a legal twsit, the jury ruled that while Johnson & Johnson did nor design the mesh to be defective, the company failed to warn Gross’s implanting surgeon of all the known potential complications.

Gross, who had worked as a nurse, is now unable to sit for longer than 20 minutes. She has to insert a catheter in order to relieve herself and has pain in her legs and pelvis.

Last June, a California woman was awarded $5.5 million in her case against another trans-vaginal mesh made by Bard. That decision is being appealed.

Regardless of the manufacturer, the transvaginal mesh lawyers at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm are investigating potential claims for women who have received any type of surgical mesh or bladder sling to repair pelvic organ prolapse.

The experienced transvaginal mesh attorneys at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm will order and review pertinent medical records to ascertain the manufacturer of the vaginal mesh product used in the surgery, which may include a product made by one of the following:

  • Bard Avaulta Support System
  • AMS Elevate Prolapse Repair System
  • AMS Apogee Vault Suspension System
  • AMS Perigee System
  • AMS Monarc Sling System
  • AMS Sparc Sling System
  • Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh
  • Ethicon Gynecare Prolene Soft Mesh
  • Ethicon Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • Ethicon Gynecare TVT Transvaginal Sling
  • Boston Scientific Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
  • Boston Scientific Uphold Vaginal Support System
  • UGYTEX Dual Knit Mesh
  • Coviden IVS Tunneler Sling

If you or a loved one has suffered complications after implantation of a vaginal mesh product, please contact The Michael Brady Lynch Firm for a no-cost, confidential evaluation of your case.

About the Firm: The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is a trial firm with a focus on pharmaceutical mass tort cases involving SSRI and Anti-Seizure Medication Birth Defects such as Lexapro, Zoloft, Effexor, Prozac, Celexa, Paxil, Depakote and Topamax, as well as Pradaxa Internal Bleeding, Propecia sexual dysfunction, Actos Bladder Cancer and Fosamax Femur Fractures, and medical device cases including DePuy Hip and Trans-Vaginal Mesh cases. Contact us today if you or someone you know has experienced side effects involving these products.

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