A coalition of Texas women is urging Attorney General Greg Abbott to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The women allege that J&J violated state laws of deceptive business practices after releasing transvaginal mesh devices that caused serious injuries to thousands of women.
A representative for Abbott said the state has been investigating transvaginal mesh injuries and mesh manufacturers’ violation of Texas consumer protection laws. Several other states are pursuing legal action against mesh manufacturers, and dozens of Texas women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits alleging that the devices have caused serious injuries.
Originally approved to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women, mesh implants have been found to carry significant risks of failing, causing severe tissue damage, internal bleeding, discomfort and erosion through vaginal tissue. Several manufacturers have issued transvaginal mesh recalls for the defective devices.