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Top 6 Alternatives to Vaginal Mesh Implants

Vaginal mesh implants have been used in the United States since the early 2000’s, and have gained popularity as an easy and quick surgical alternative to hysterectomies or other, more drastic, forms of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, since 2010 a slew of personal injury lawsuits have been … [Read more...]

Three J&J Execs to Testify about Transvaginal Mesh Complications

In a July 19th ruling, the Hon. Carol Higbee, presiding judge over the consolidated litigation in Atlantic City, ordered that three Johnson & Johnson executives must testify in court regarding their transvaginal mesh products. The executives are new CEO Alex Gorsky, former J&J Vice Chairman Sheri McCoy, and Ethicon Franchise head Gary … [Read more...]

Sixth MDL Considered for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

A panel of judges met on Thursday, July 26th, to decide if a sixth multidistrict litigation (MDL) was necessary for transvaginal mesh patients. No news has been released yet regarding a decision. Thousands of cases have come forward regarding the problems associated with transvaginal mesh surgery, including infection, bleeding, and pain during … [Read more...]

J&J Voluntarily Pulls 4 Transvaginal Mesh Devices From the Market

In June, Johnson & Johnson announced that it would pull 4 of its transvaginal meshes from the market in 120 days. These devices are: · TVT Secur · Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System · Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System · Prolift MTM Pelvic Floor Repair System J&J made the announcement in a letter, sent both to the FDA as well as to … [Read more...]

J&J Continued Vaginal Mesh Implant Sales Despite FDA Order

On August 24th, 2007, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued an order to Johnson & Johnson to halt sales of its medical device called Gynecare Prolift, a vaginal mesh device. In the letter, the FDA stated that the company could not market the device without further safety studies, as thousands of cases were reported involving mesh … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Victim Wins Suit Against Manufacturer

Christine Scott, in her bellweather suit against medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard, won a clear victory for transvaginal mesh victims across the globe. Scott and her husband were awarded $5.5 million for personal damages, including the loss of their love life. The case has been in litigation for four years. This is the first time in the … [Read more...]

Understanding Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Urinary Incontinence occurs when bladder and urethra muscles are weakened. Stress incontinence occurs because of poor function in the muscles that support the bladder or control the release of urine. The bladder expands as it fills with urine, and valve-like muscles at each end of the urethra normally contract, preventing urine release until … [Read more...]

Understanding Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is a condition in which the urethra, bladder, and other organs slip through an opening in the vaginal wall. What Causes Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse is usually caused by damage to the tissues (muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue) that support the pelvic organs. Damage or stretching of these … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers: Bladder Sling Update

Bladder slings are comprised of surgical mesh and are designed to alleviate problems associated with Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Bladder Sling Complications In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to physicians and healthcare providers concerning bladder slings and surgical … [Read more...]

Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Attorneys The Strom Law Firm, LLC is currently reviewing cases on behalf of women who have suffered life altering complications after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).  Although no class action has been filed, there are are currently Four … [Read more...]

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