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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...]

First Transvaginal Mesh Trial Against Johnson & Johnson Goes to Court

“Simple” Surgery with Transvaginal Mesh Causes Severe Complications, Personal Injury Lawsuit Linda 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...]

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...]

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...]

The 5 Current MDLs Against Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

While the US District Court of West Virginia decides if it will create a sixth multidistrict litigation (MDL) to collect a growing number of cases against transvaginal mesh and surgical mesh kit manufacturers, five MDLs are in place and currently hearing bellwether trials against medical device manufacturers. An overview of the current five is … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Potential TVM Health Complications

Types of TVM Health Complications Women who suffered tranvaginal mesh complications after undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery with a TVM device have most likely experienced undeserved pain and discomfort and may have legal recourse. Because the manufacturers of transvaginal meshes did not warn patients and doctors about the … [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...]

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