Johnson & Johnson Loses Lawsuit Over Pelvic Mesh Devices

A Philadelphia jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $57 million to a woman who suffered injuries from the company’s pelvic mesh devices. Ella Ebaugh, 51, had pelvic mesh devices implanted in 2007 to treat her stress urinary incontinence. The devices were created by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.

Pelvic Mesh Devices Eroded, Causing Chronic Pain

Ebaugh’s attorney said the devices were initially effective in treating her condition. However, the mesh later eroded into her urethra. Ebaugh had to have three surgeries to remove the mesh. She now suffers from extensive scarring to her urethra, chronic pain and chronic urinary tract infections.

According to Ebaugh’s attorney, the pelvic mesh device was approved by the FDA, but it did not go through the FDA’s Premarket Approval process. Federal law states that companies are immune to lawsuits related to devices that make it through the FDA’s Premarket Approval process.

More than 100 lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson for their pelvic mesh devices are currently pending in Philadelphia courts.

“These pelvic mesh devices have caused many people to suffer lifelong injuries and chronic pain. This verdict is a victory for consumer rights,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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