Philadelphia personal injury attorneys are in support of women who want the Justice Department to review claims that Johnson & Johnson intentionally destroyed documents related to its vaginal mesh implants. The defective devices, manufactured by Ethicon, were implanted in thousands of women who say they have suffered debilitating injuries as a result of the product. The vaginal mesh implants are used to assist women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which weakened muscles fail to support internal organs.
Many women’s health advocate groups and attorneys representing women who have had the pelvic mesh implants assert that Johnson & Johnson destroyed records that proved the company knew the implants could harm patients. The records include patient testing results from mesh impact clinical trials. Johnson and Johnson’s failure to warn women of the potential complications related to vaginal mesh implants is another example of the company’s long list of products that have harmed patients, including defective hip implants as well as baby and beauty products containing toxic ingredients.
According to lawsuits filed on behalf of women who have suffered complications, many women are now disabled and have been living with severe pain, infections and bleeding associated with the mesh. In numerous cases, these women are unable to work or resume activities that they were doing before having the pelvic mesh implanted.
Attorneys say that Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon may have had knowledge of these potential side effects and failing to warn women about them make them liable for damages associated with their issues. Already, thousands of women have filed lawsuits against the company and others intend to do so. Like many other defective device cases, the number of potential plaintiffs is very large. According to some reports, this has the potential to grown into the largest mass medical injury case in the country.
The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving pharmaceutical and drug product injuries. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a vaginal mesh implant, a defective pharmaceutical drug product, or any other type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More