Thursday, August 2, 2007


Now is your chance to stand up and shine like a star!

Has your life and body been irrevocably changed (and not in a good way) by the Gynecare TVT System?

Tell it to the judge!
Stand up in a court of law and tell it like it is. I'm calling on all women who have been injured by this product and procedure to speak their piece.

Stand up and be counted! Let's unite to make certain no other innocent person has to suffer in pain for the rest of their lives because of a product and procedure that should not even be in the marketplace.

My lawsuit is the ideal platform from which to strike a blow at the company that manufactures and distributes the Gynecare TVT System.

I have filed a product liability lawsuit against Ethicon, Inc, Gynecare and Johnson & Johnson in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Lana C. Keeton, Plaintiff Pro Se vs. Ethicon, Inc. (d/b/a Gynecare Worldwide) and Johnson & Johnson.

It is set for trial for October 1, 2007.

I need your help. Will you, and anyone else reading this with problems from the Gynecare TVT tape, please testify at trial? We have to help each other to stop this from happening to other women.

Please send me your contact info: name, e-mail address and phone number to:

Lana Keeton
Miami, Florida

August 17, 2007 is the deadline for my witness list, so please contact me now, or I will not be able to put you on the witness stand to tell your story.

A huge issue for all women, this procedure, if done at all, should only be done by an experienced urogynecologist. The procedure is blind. The doctor sticks a needle into your vagina and brings it out through the abdominal skin. They then look through a cystoscopy to make sure it is not in your bladder. The only thing they know from this, is that it is (problably) not in your bladder. No one knows where that tape is once it is inside of you.

That is, unless you have problems from it, of course. Problems that includes cutting into your bladder, your vagina, your urethra. Then, believe me, you definitely know where it is. You can feel it hurting you. At the same time, however, your doctor still does not know where the tape is for sure.

The Gynecare TVT System and its TVT Device (Prolene mesh tape) are inherently defective for more than one reason.

1. The tape itself has abrasive edges that cut human tissue. Sensitive, living tissue in organs like the bladder, the vagina, the urethra. It is a process that will not stop unless your doctor surgically intervenes in some manner.

I have reports from an expert witness that the edges of the tape are defective. Please contact me at if you would like me to send you the information.

2. The plastic sheaths that cover the tape for the purpose of implanting it in your body have to be pulled out after the tape is put inside you. Any movement of that tape after implantation is undesirable.

3. There is much more....

This has been a long arduous painful process for me. I hope I will be able to help other women not to suffer as I have. Please contact me.

Peace and Blessings,



I was an experiment.

I was research.

I am one of Johnson and Johnson's guinea pigs.

No amount of money will ever pay for the damage Johnson and Johnson intentionally perpetrated on me.

They knew when they put the Gynecare TVT Sling into the marketplace, it would harm me! They fully intended to harm me and thousands more in the name of the almighty dollar.

Johnson and Johnson has not taken the Hippocratic Oath. Doctors have taken the Hippocratic Oath which states: "First do no harm . . ."

Johnson and Johnson deliberately put a medical device into the stream of commerce that they knew without a doubt would harm someone. Their attitude?

“Oh, you’re just part of a very low percentage…less than 1% will be harmed.”

Guess again! Did you know that 1% of a million consumers is ten thousand consumers? That's an unacceptable number of women. Are they kidding? For each and every one of those ten thousand consumers, it is 100%.

I repeat, it is hundred percent! That’s 10,000 families of those 10,000 consumers whose lives will be impacted.

Not to mention the 10,000 doctors whose careers and personal lives are also put at risk. All because doctors took the Hippocratic Oath while Johnson and Johnson did not!

In their rush to the marketplace without clinical trials on medical devices, Johnson and Johnson is physically harming people, destroying their lives, and flooding the court system with lawsuits. They can afford it. They have lawyers who can afford to wait it out in court with countless delays for years while the injured struggle to survive the damage. There is a law regarding truth in lending. There needs to be a law regarding truth in medical devices.

Johnson and Johnson needs to change their credo which says, “Research must be carried on, innovative programs developed and mistakes paid for.”


by Johnson and Johnson

We believe our first responsibility is to the doctors, nurses and patients, to the mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services. In meeting their needs, everything we do must be of high quality. We must constantly strive to reduce our costs in order to maintain reasonable prices. Customers' orders must be serviced promptly and accurately. Our suppliers and distributors must have an opportunity to make a fair profit.

We are responsible to our employees, the men and women who work with us throughout the world. Everyone must be considered as an individual. We must respect their dignity and recognize their merit. They must have a sense of security in their jobs. Compensation must be fair and adequate, and working conditions clean, orderly and safe. We must be mindful of ways to help our employees fulfill their family responsibilities. Employees must feel free to make suggestions and complaints. There must be equal opportunity for employment, development and advancement for those qualified. We must provide competent management, and their actions must be just and ethical.

We are responsible to the communities in which we live and work and to the world community as well. We must be good citizens – support good works and charities and bear our fair share of taxes. We must encourage civic improvements and better health and education. We must maintain in good order the property we are privileged to use, protecting the environment and natural resources.

Our final responsibility is to our stockholders. Business must make a sound profit. We must experiment with new ideas. Research must be carried on, innovative programs developed and mistakes paid for. New equipment must be purchased, new facilities provided and new products launched. Reserves must be created to provide for adverse times. When we operate according to these principles, the stockholders should realize a fair return.

In other words, harm the consumer as long as the stockholders realize their fair return!