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J&J Subsidiary Ethicon Faces 1,800 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in Court and in the Lab This Month

Manufacturers of the Gynecare ProLift Transvaginal Mesh System Face Plaintiffs and ScientistsEarlier in January, Linda Gross’s lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon went forward in court. The plaintiff had a transvaginal mesh device made by Ethicon implanted to help prevent pelvic organ prolapse in 2006, and since then has had … [Read more...]

First Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Goes to Court

“Simple” Surgery with Transvaginal Mesh Causes Severe Complications, Personal Injury LawsuitLinda Gross, 46 years old from South Dakota, was suffering bloating and constipation related to pelvic organ prolapse, a condition in which organs in the pelvis begin shifting due to weakening of the muscles in the pelvic wall. Her doctor recommended a … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Trial Dates Set; Device Manufacturers Must Turn Over Documents

Judge Goodwin Forces Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers to File Documents Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court in West Virginia presides over not one multidistrict litigation, but four, all involving transvaginal mesh lawsuits.The lawsuits involve five separate manufacturers – Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, … [Read more...]

Transvaginal Mesh Products Show Up on eBay

Despite a voluntary recall earlier this year, C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus products are showing up for sale on eBay.The first transvaginal mesh implant was approved for use in 1996 – the ProteGen device. Although Boston Scientific later recalled the device, a loophole in FDA regulations called 510(k) allows similar devices to go through and … [Read more...]

US Drug Watchdog Fights Aggressively Against Transvaginal Mesh

Initially, transvaginal mesh was designed to help women suffering pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The FDA promoted the devices as minimally-invasive, and specifically designed to work with women’s bodies.However, since 1999, when the first vaginal mesh device was recalled due to failures, women have been … [Read more...]

Plaintiff Claims Transvaginal Mesh Incompatible with Human Body

In the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit, Debra Wooten, and her husband Ronnie, claim that Boston Scientific knew their transvaginal mesh device, the Tape Obtryx System Curved, was incompatible with human tissue, and chose to sell the device anyway.The plaintiffs are citing evidence from scientific studies showing that transvaginal mesh made from … [Read more...]

Tranvaginal Mesh (TVM) Could Lead to Autoimmune Disease Risks

Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Lawsuit What are autoimmune diseases?Our immune system is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. At the core of the immune system is the ability to tell the difference between self and nonself: what's you, and what's foreign. The body can sometimes view … [Read more...]

Ethicon Ordered to Disclose Post-Market Transvaginal Mesh Studies to Court

The Honorable Carol E. Higbee has ordered Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon to produce all communications and correspondence between the transvaginal mesh manufacturer and the FDA regarding their regulation, Section 522.Section 522, under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, is a combination of earlier laws that allows the FDA to … [Read more...]

Coloplast Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Consolidated into 6th MDL

The US Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has officially consolidated lawsuits against Coloplast’s transvaginal mesh devices into one multidistrict litigation, MDL 2387. The cases have been consolidated in the Southern District Court of West Virginia, under the honorable Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Judge Goodwin manages 4 other MDLs against … [Read more...]

Win for Johnson & Johnson in Transvaginal Mesh Case

The blog Drug and Device Law reports that the case Smith v. Johnson & Johnson transvaginal mesh case has been decided – in the medical device manufacturer’s favor.According to the blog: There are two types of causation in a warning case. There's medical causation, meaning that the product must cause the injury. Then there's warning … [Read more...]

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