NOVEMBER 2015 – Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Prosima device is the center of a trial in progress currently in Dallas. The testimony stated that although medical professionals were aware that there are safer natural alternatives to the mesh product, doctors proceeded to permanently implant a temporary vaginal support device that may be defective. Ethicon’s victims, like Carol Cavness suffered chronic pain, bleeding, tissue erosion, and infections. Patients implanted with Ethicon’s Prosima device risked the need for additional surgeries at a higher risk. The testimony also revealed defects in the Prosima mesh, as well as Ethicon’s failure to provide sufficient instructions and information regarding the side effects, adverse effects, and potential complications. Ethicon responded in court that the pharmaceutical company is not liable, stating that the injuries were caused by pelvic floor disorder unrelated to the Prosima transvaginal mesh surgery. The previous trial in April 2014 resulted in a $1.2 million verdict. A New Jersey court awarded $3.35 million in 2013 in a similar case.

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Our firm represents the victims of transvaginal mesh surgery side effects and injuries. If you or a loved one has experienced any complications caused by transvaginal mesh surgery, you should contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead MESH lawyer, Majed Nachawati at, or by calling our office at +1.877.222.3284.
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Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer who is focused on compensation for the victims of transvaginal mesh complications. To date, Mr. Nachawati has achieved successful results in recent products liability cases, including seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas and is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, as well as most federal courts in the nation. Many prominent legal organizations have named Mr. Nachawati to serve in a leadership role. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice. He also serves on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of a Leaders’ Forum, a PAC member of the American Association for Justice, and a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Texas Monthly Magazine named him as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the past six years in recognition for his legal excellence. Mr. Nachawati can be reached through his website at, by email at or by calling +1.877.222.3284