Category Archive for: ‘Vaginal Mesh’

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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