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Woman to collect $1.2 million judgment due to defective product

When you are headed into a surgical procedure in an Illinois hospital, the last things you want to worry about are the products that will be used during the surgery. Will they work properly? Are they defective? Will they leave you in even more pain than you experienced prior to the surgery?

When one woman went for an operation to correct her urinary incontinence, she probably could not have ever imagined the struggles that she would face due to the purportedly defective products that were implanted in her body. Currently, the woman lives in daily pain as a result of the surgery, which included the use of surgical mesh insertion in an attempt to correct the incontinence.

The mesh is synthetic and is typically used in operations to remedy urinary incontinence, hernia-related problems and pelvic prolaspe. However, evidence has indicated that the mesh may not be as safe as it was initially believed to be. In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration warned the public about the potential dangers of surgical mesh and announced that the use of surgical mesh may increase the risk of injury to patients.

The above-mentioned 64-year-old woman sued the maker of the mesh, Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. She was awarded a judgment of $1.2 million against Ethicon in the case. The woman has experienced a number of surgeries, dedicated to removing the surgical mesh from her tissue.

While the woman was embarrassed to discuss her ordeal, there is no reason for her to feel ashamed. Anyone can become the victim of a negligent manufacturer. When creating products meant to take residence in a human’s vital tissues for many years, manufacturers have a responsibility to predict possible short-term and long-term negative consequences regarding their products and prevent those outcomes for the safety of patients.

Source: WFAA, “Woman with surgical mesh still suffering, years after surgery,” Janet St. James, April 24, 2014

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