J&J Faces Canadian Suit Over Surgical Mesh Complications

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 3:09 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson was hit with a putative class action in Canada on Tuesday over medical problems such as nerve damage and fistulas that cropped up after implantation of the company's transvaginal surgical mesh products, according to the firm representing the plaintiffs.

Ontario residents Frances Fosberg and Kimberly Dolan allege the Johnson & Johnson mesh eroded and contracted, causing infection, nerve damage, blood loss, fistulas and perforation of surrounding tissues and organs among other complications, all without relieving urogynecological symptoms or improving quality of life, Toronto-based...
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