J&J’s Ethicon Ordered to Pay $3.27 Million
TVT Sling Lawyer - Judgment Against Ethicon
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Ethicon ordered by a West Virginia jury to pay $3.27 million to a woman for a vaginal-mesh implant that eroded inside her requiring corrective surgery.
The product in question is the Tension-free Vaginal Tape-O sling used as treatment for incontinence. The tension-free vaginal tape (TVT) procedure provides support for the urethra so it remains closed when you cough or move vigorously. We the urethra closed there is no accidental urine discharge.
Ethicon has more than 30,000 lawsuits alleging defectively designed vaginal inserts, such as the slings, that damaged women’s organs and made sex painful pending according to Bloomberg News.
Stress Urinary Incontinence
The Mayo Clinic describes Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) as the unintentional loss of urine. Stress incontinence happens when physical movement or activity — such as coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting — puts pressure (stress) on your bladder.It occurs when the muscles and other tissues that support the bladder and the muscles that regulate the release of urine grow weak from things such as child birth and obesity.
Symptoms of SUI include urine leakage when you:
- Stand up
- Get out of a car
- Lift something heavy
- Have sex
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Common problems related to the TVT sling include:
- Subsequent surgery
- Mesh trim or removal in doctor’s office
- Chronic vaginal drainage
- Erosion of the vaginal tissue
- Lower back pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
- Pressure or feeling of “fullness” in the lower abdomen
- Reoccurrence of SUI
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal infections
- Vaginal pain not related to intercourse
- Vaginal scarring