The award may well be the largest to date against Ethicon in a vaginal mesh personal injury complaint. There are over 100 more transvaginal mesh cases pending in Philadelphia's pelvic mesh mass tort program.
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Ebaugh alleged that Ethicon and J&J failed to inform patients and physicians about the risks associated with the TVT products. She further claimed that the defendants withheld information about the complications from the medical community.
Transvaginal mesh, also known as pelvic mesh or TVM bladder sling, have been implanted in tens of thousands of women to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Many of those women have suffered severe transvaginal mesh complications, resulting in more than 100,000 defective device lawsuits filed and possibly making the vaginal mesh one of the largest medical device mass torts ever.