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...]

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

On July 13, 2011, the FDA announced that patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair with a surgical mesh may be at a greater risk for transvaginal mesh complications than women pursuing other surgical treatments. Because the manufacturers of transvaginal meshes failed to warn patients and doctors about this increased risk, women suffering … [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...]

Transvaginal Mesh Revision Surgery

Choosing the right transvaginal mesh revision surgeon For most women who are suffering from the horrible complications of their faulty transvaginal mesh device, keeping the device in is not an option. But getting it out isn’t easy. It usually takes three or more revision surgeries to remove it completely, and many women are forced to deal with … [Read more...]

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