Woman Wins Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit Against Ethicon

A woman who suffered injuries from a pelvic mesh implant was awarded $2.1 million in a Philadelphia lawsuit. Sharon Beltz sued Ethicon, a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary, after she experienced ongoing pain from her surgical mesh.

Beltz received the pelvic mesh implant in 2006 as treatment for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The mesh used was Ethicon’s Gynecare Prolift product, which was taken off the market in 2012. Beltz began experiencing side effects, then attempted to have the surgical mesh removed. However, doctors were unable to remove the Prolift mesh.

Defective Pelvic Mesh Causes Severe Pain

Beltz now suffers from ongoing pelvic discomfort, along with urinary issues, lower flank pain, urinary tract infections, and severe pain with sex. She is also at risk of other dangerous complications, such as erosion of the mesh into her bladder or other organs.

This is the fourth straight Philadelphia verdict against Johnson & Johnson related to their pelvic mesh products. However, this award was the lowest of the four, as no punitive damages were awarded.

“Thousands of women suffer debilitating pain and injuries from pelvic mesh products. If you have been injured by a pelvic mesh product, get the help you need to fight for compensation,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured by a defective product and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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