Johnson & Johnson has been hit with a lawsuit from a woman who was injured by an Ethicon TVT-O sling that was implanted for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence.
The woman, identified as R.D. in the complaint, was implanted with the TVT-O sling at a hospital in Michigan on March 7, 2011. Her injuries occurred while she was a resident of Michigan.
Her lawsuit was previously dismissed without prejudice on April 11, 2018 under Pre-Trial Order 293 because she had not yet had revision surgery to treat her injuries.
This pre-trial order paused the statute of limitations for women with transvaginal mesh who have not yet undergone revision surgery, allowing them to re-file their lawsuit after they underwent revision surgery or had a doctor recommend that revision surgery is indicated.
Ethicon is accused of negligence for selling a defective medical device, failing to warn about safety risks, fraudulent concealment, and breach of express warranty.
The plaintiff is represented by Ben C. Martin and Laura Baughman of Martin Baughman, PLLC and Greg Vigna, MD, JD. Ben Martin and Laura Baughman are national pharmaceutical injury attorneys in Dallas, Texas.
The lawsuit was filed on June 6, 2019 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania — Case No: 2:19-cv-02454-RK.