Category: Transvaginal Mesh

A new lawsuit filed against the Coloplast Corporation and others alleges that a woman experienced serious transvaginal mesh side effects after using several of the company’s TVM products. Her transvaginal mesh lawsuit joins thousands of others filed in a multi-district litigation (MDL) that is pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Defective & Dangerous Products That’s how a Texas woman’s lawsuit describes the three transvaginal mesh products that were used to treat her pelvic… Read More

Endo Health Solutions, which recently purchased American Medical Systems, has agreed to pay nearly $55 million to settle allegations that AMS transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants eroded in some women and caused them serious injuries. Settlement Does Not Affect Majority Of TVM Lawsuits Consolidated In MDL Although details of the $55 million settlement haven’t been disclosed, according to Bloomberg News, Endo reported that the deal will “resolve an unidentified number of suits over the company’s vaginal-mesh devices, which include the Perigee,… Read More

Transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits filed against CR Bard allege that the manufacturer used plastic materials in some of its Avaulta line of implants that were unfit for use in humans – even after Bard’s supplier warned it of the dangers. Plaintiffs Allege Bard Ignored Warnings According to Bloomberg News, recently unsealed court records show the CR Bard used a resin-based plastic in some of its Davol brand transvaginal mesh products. Bard’s supplier, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and one of its… Read More

Increasing numbers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) injury lawsuits are being filed every day against manufacturers such as C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon. Defendants in the latest TVM lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, include both Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems. Woman Alleges MiniArc Sling & Pinnacle Pelvic Kits Are Defective – And Dangerous According to a recent report in Newsday, the plaintiff in the latest TVM injury… Read More

A new study shows that nearly 25% of all vaginal bulge surgeries to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) fail and that symptoms generally return within seven years. The study’s results may complicate matters for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, which is trying to determine whether vaginal bulge surgery or surgery using transvaginal mesh implants is safer and more effective for women. The FDA has asked more than 30 TVM manufacturers to conduct further studies. JAMA Study Reviews Data on… Read More

There are two ways that products can receive FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) approval – a “formal” process referred to as the 501(k), which requires clinical testing and studies, and an “informal” process referred to as the 510(k), which allows products that are similar to those already on the market to be “fast tracked” through the process. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) products were subject only to the latter process. Here’s what it means to the thousands of women who suffered… Read More

The same New Jersey jury that recently awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages to a Prolift Transvaginal Mesh victim has decided to punish Johnson & Johnson by awarding the victim an extra $7.8 million in punitive damages over the company’s failure to warn about the increased risks of transvaginal mesh use. $11.1 Million Total Award According to the New York Business Journal, Linda Gross, a 47-year-old former hospice nurse from Watertown, South Dakota, was implanted with Ethicon’s Prolift Transvaginal Mesh… Read More

The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Johnson & Johnson about whether the company made false claims about its ASR XL hip implants or engaged in questionable marketing of its surgical mesh products. It’s not good news for the global manufacturer that is now defending thousands of lawsuits over both products. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturer failed to warn consumers about known dangers and increased risks of injury. Allegations Of False Claims & Questionable Marketing Practices According to Bloomberg… Read More

A New Jersey jury has awarded $3.35 million to a South Dakota Nurse who had to undergo 18 surgeries after being severely injured by Johnson & Johnson’s Prolift transvaginal mesh (TVM). It is the first of over 2,100 lawsuits filed against J&J and its subsidiary, Ethicon. Jury Says J&J Failed To Warn Women According to Bloomberg News, the jury in the first of thousands of transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits filed against J&J found that the pharmaceutical manufacturers failed to warn… Read More

A Coloplast transvaginal mesh injury lawsuit recently filed by a woman who was seriously injured by the company’s Aris Transobturator Sling System alleges that the product is poorly designed and defective. She joins a host of other women, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), who say that transvaginal mesh manufacturers need to do more research on why these mesh products are causing so many serious injuries. Lawsuit Alleges Risks Outweigh Potential Benefits While most medical devices and pharmaceuticals… Read More

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