Gynecare TVT Exact System medical device causes pain, patient claims

By Philip Gonzales | Aug 7, 2018

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman alleges that a medical device has caused her pain and injury.

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles County woman alleges that a medical device has caused her pain and injury.

Cassandra Villarreal filed a complaint on July 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Ethicon Inc., doing business as Ethicon Women’s Health and Urology; Gynecare Worldwide; and Johnson & Johnson alleging negligence and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 2, 2016, she was implanted with a Gynecare TVT Exact System product, manufactured by the defendants, to treat stress urinary incontinence, menorrhagia and other symptoms. She alleges since the device was implanted, she has experienced significant pain.

The plaintiff holds Ethicon Inc., Gynecare Worldwide and Johnson & Johnson responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to provide significant warnings related to the use of the medical device and failed to use reasonable care in designing, manufacturing, marketing, labeling, packaging and selling the device.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants for compensatory, treble and punitive damages, including costs and attorney’s fees, and all such other relief as the court may deem proper. She is represented by Haytham Faraj of The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj in Chicago, Illinois.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:18-cv-06259

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