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J&J Withdraws Motion Alleging Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Solicitations

Last month, vaginal mesh manufacturer Johnson & Johnson filed a motion accusing plaintiffs’ lawyers of illegally soliciting clients for vaginal mesh lawsuits. This week Reuters reports that the motion has been withdrawn by J&J.

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is one of seven manufacturers of vaginal mesh facing more than 70,000 mesh lawsuits over their products. Many of the mesh lawsuits are filed in Federal District Court in West Virginia. In January, J&J filed a motion claiming some mesh lawyers or their associates were making unethical phone calls encouraging would-be clients to file mesh lawsuits. The supposed calls promised women that they could make up to $40,000 by filing a lawsuit.

J&J alone faces more than 35,000 lawsuits for its Ethicon vaginal mesh. The company, in their motion, claimed that the solicitation by mesh lawyers resulted in a “flood of lawsuits.”

Vaginal mesh is used to treat urinary incontinence and organ prolapse in women. Thousands of mesh lawsuits claim that the devices are defective and lead to horrific and, in many cases, untreatable side effects. The injuries claimed in the suits include organ erosion, bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. These vaginal mesh complications lead to severe pain, sexual dysfunction, and other gynecological problems.

The vaginal mesh lawyers at Lopez McHugh, LLP can help you determine if you have legal options for your vaginal mesh complications. Our mesh lawyers are knowledgeable and experienced in litigating mesh cases at the state and federal level. Contact our office today for a free and confidential evaluation with a vaginal mesh lawyer.