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Endo Pharmaceuticals Agrees to Pay $55 Million in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement

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Endo Pharmaceuticals, parent company of American Medical Systems, announced last month that it will pay $54.5 million in a vaginal mesh lawsuit settlement to resolve some of the thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuit claims brought against American Medical Systems by women who allege injuries associated with its products, according to Reuters. A regulatory filing issued June 20th by Endo and […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Underway as Millions are Awarded to Women

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In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that there were no apparent benefits when using transvaginal mesh when compared with other traditional surgical methods to treat pelvic organ prolapse. However, according to medical studies, both the mesh procedure and implantation of the device may cause serious complications. Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue to Mount As of June 2013, […]

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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Mount, as Women Suffer Life-Changing Transvaginal Mesh Complications

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Vaginal mesh lawsuits continue to mount, filed by thousands of women who are allegedly suffering often debilitating and permanent injuries. In one case, a woman from Atlanta, Georgia said she considered filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit following a procedure she underwent to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The surgery, which she underwent in 2006, caused her pain and infection and […]

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Plaintiff in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Awarded $3.35 Million in Compensatory Damages

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A South Dakota woman who filed a vaginal mesh lawsuit after allegedly being forced to undergo multiple revision surgeries caused by pain and other complications stemming from her implant was awarded $3.35 million in compensatory damages Feb. 25 by a New Jersey jury, Bloomberg.com reports. Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit, which manufactured the device at the center of this lawsuit, […]

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300 Women in Canada File Class Action Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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300 women in Canada are gearing up to file a class-action vaginal mesh lawsuit claiming injuries from pelvic mesh devices, a western Canadian newspaper reported earlier this month. On Feb. 8, the Winnipeg Free Press said the case would be brought to a Winnipeg court the following week, with documents also being filed in Canadian provinces Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. […]

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Bellwether Trial Dates Scheduled for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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Bellwether trial dates have been scheduled for transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which have been filed against various vaginal mesh manufacturers by women who allegedly  suffered serious injuries from the devices. The bellwether trials will be the first to be heard by juries and will help predict how juries might rule in similar litigations. Transvaginal Mesh Bellwether Trials On Horizon Bellwether trials […]

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Ethicon Lawsuit Filed Over Gynecare Prolift in Texas Federal Court this November

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A patient from southeast Texas filed an Ethicon lawsuit at the end of November over a device that allegedly caused her to suffer bleeding, stress urinary incontinence (SUI), dyspareunia and other injuries. The plaintiff in this case, which was filed in the Eastern District of Texas, Texarkana Division on Nov. 30, 2012, was implanted with the Ethicon-manufactured Gynecare Prolift device […]

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Study Reveals 75 Percent of Prolapse Procedures Used Transvaginal Mesh

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If you suffered from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP) between 2005 and 2010 and experienced side effects after being treated with transvaginal mesh, you may be eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. According to a study released by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology on Nov. 19, 2012, 74.9 percent of prolapse procedures performed […]

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California Couple Wins $5.5 Million in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

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In a landmark verdict last July, a California couple won $5.5 million in a vaginal mesh lawsuit they filed after patient Christine Scott suffered irreversible injuries stemming from a device manufactured by C.R. Bard Inc. The jury in this case found the company partially responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries, and awarded her $5 million in damages. Her husband was also […]

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Vaginal Mesh Manufacturer Ordered to Turn in Foreign Documents

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The judge overseeing transvaginal mesh lawsuits in federal court is demanding increasing evidence from the mesh manufacturers whose devices allegedly caused thousands of women to suffer serious injuries. The effort began last October, when the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia requested American Medical Systems (AMS) to submit all foreign documents that could be relevant to […]

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UK Department of Health to Regulate Vaginal Mesh Products Following Increasing Lawsuits

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Following the increasing numbers of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed in the U.S. and abroad, the UK Department of Health recently announced its plan to provide surgeons with guidance and support to help minimize vaginal mesh side effects for women being treated for pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The agency plans to work with National Health Service (NHS) Commissioning Board and the […]

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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Top 13,000 in U.S., Overseas

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Over 13,000 vaginal mesh lawsuits have now been filed against manufacturers whose products have been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Of that number, court documents reveal that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit and American Medical Systems have been named in 6,892 vaginal mesh lawsuits pending in multidistrict litigations based in the U.S. District Court […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer Under Investigation, Whistleblower Lawsuit Revealed

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The California attorney general’s office has launched an investigation into Boston Scientific’s transvaginal mesh devices, after becoming aware of the 2,500 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against the device manufacturer. A November 7 Mass Devices report also reveals a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific’s neuromodulation unit in March 2011. The lawsuit alleged that the company ran a scheme to promote […]

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As Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Rise, Study Finds Women Still in Pain After Corrective Surgeries

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Although it is possible to perform corrective surgery on patients who suffered complications that have resulted in them filing vaginal mesh lawsuits, that success is relative, according to Weill Cornell Medical College urologist, Jerry Blaivas, MD. A study published in the Oct. 21 issue of Renal & Urology News revealed that out of the 47 corrective surgeries Blaivas performed on […]

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American Radio Show Questions Likelihood of a Future Vaginal Mesh Recall

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With the health issue now grabbing the attention of influential public figures like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., can an industry-wide transvaginal mesh recall be too far behind? On Oct. 8, his affiliates at the radio program, Ring of Fire, posed the question, “One Year after the FDA’s Meeting on Transvaginal Mesh: Where Are We Now?” via its website. The blog […]

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Transvaginal Mesh Complications Doctor Survey

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It looks like regulatory warnings about transvaginal mesh complications are having an impact on the way doctors treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). According to results of a survey presented at the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urogynecologic Society, some surgeons are planning to decrease their use of mesh for the vaginal repair of POP. The survey was designed […]

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FDA Vaginal Mesh Recall Remains Unknown

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently announced that it may reclassify vaginal mesh products as Class III devices, which would require manufacturers to get pre-market approval for future products. But the question of whether the agency will issue a vaginal mesh recall remains unanswered. Will an FDA Update Lead to a Vaginal Mesh Recall?  The FDA update was […]

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Australian Woman Files Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit

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A transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit has been filed in Australia and may turn out to be the largest product class action in the country’s history. Lead Plaintiff Julie Davis filed the lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson after suffering devastating side effects from the transvaginal mesh products. Davis underwent transvaginal mesh surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”)—but rather than […]

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