Category Archives: Vaginal Mesh
J&J withdraws pelvic mesh device from Australian market
Similar class actions involving thousands of women are also under way in the UK and US.
More than 100,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the US, the largest number against Johnson & Johnson, the manufacturer of the most commonly used meshes.
Johnson & Johnson have withdrawn their mid-urethral vaginal sling – used to treat stress urinary incontinence – from the Australian market. This follows the ban on transvaginal mesh for prolapse operations. Read more: https://t.co/taVvunhWjd
— Health Issues Centre (@HealthIssuesCtr) January 23, 2018
"All surgical mesh products whose sole use is the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse via transvaginal implantation will no longer be supplied," surgical mesh regulatory action decision #medsafehttps://t.co/GvojLlfKYZ
— ScienceMediaCentreNZ (@smcnz) January 30, 2018
Common Transvaginal Mesh Complications ~ 3 Problems All Women Should Know About BEFORE Having Surgery
Transvaginal mesh implants have become a common treatment for a variety of pelvic floor disorders such as stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Unfortunately, many patients have seen severe complications from these surgeries.
Before having a transvaginal mesh implant, you should be aware of the risks and potential problems.
@RTELateLateShow Would you be prepared to air on your show, how women are having their lives destroyed by a transvaginal mesh which has been banned in some countries but not here or UK, I would love to tell my story via a group @meshsurvivorire Love to hear from your views.
— Cath (@Meshguineapig) January 17, 2018
Transvaginal Mesh Collateral Damage Too High for TVM Settlement https://t.co/X45wkjMsyd
— Affordable Coin Shop (@oldsouthmk) January 30, 2018
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit News: New Order Governs Discovery For Third Wave of Bellwether Cases In Federal C.R. Bard Litigation
Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. continue to move forward in the federal multidistrict litigation now underway in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia …
NJ Jury Awards $15 Million in Ethicon Mesh Lawsuit
A New Jersey woman who has endured near constant pain since receiving Ethicon, Inc.’s pelvic mesh devices to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse has been awarded $15 million by the Bergen …
Read our blog regarding concerns over the risks and side-effects of vaginal mesh surgery as The Department of Health confirm that their intention is for a mesh audit to take place. https://t.co/t7tdZXrE9c #SlingTheMesh #GynaeMesh pic.twitter.com/e1ZUkLPZOD
— Morgan Jones Pett (@MorganJonesPett) January 30, 2018
New Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Added to C.R. Bard Litigation in Bergen County NJ
More than 1,600 C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh lawsuits are now pending in a consolidated litigation underway in New Jersey’s Bergen County Superior Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports.
A Case List updated on …
2010. 3yr Study of Tvt-Secur #Mesh Sling Tape showed Increasing Failiure rates. 40% failed at 3yrs, needing reOperation, after initially appearing to cure Stress Incontinence. Used in #NHS UK. Risk communication? @MeshCampaign @OwenSmith_MP @APMSGT @UroWeb https://t.co/ADPri6vxzx pic.twitter.com/bKL8IDvLae
— Fibroid New Research (@FibroidNetwork) January 12, 2018
PA’s 6th Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: $57.1 Million
A Pennsylvania woman has been awarded $57.1 million, after the Philadelphia jury hearing her transvaginal mesh lawsuit found that Ethicon Inc.’s defective TVT implants had eroded into her urethra, resulting in …
$57 Million Awarded in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
The trial involved Ella Ebaugh, a woman who was injured by two vaginal mesh implants made by Ethicon Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
One was the TVT-Secur mesh, which is no longer on the market.
The other was the company’s “standard” TVT …
Manchester woman awarded $57 million in vaginal mesh lawsuit
A 51-year-old Manchester woman was awarded more than $57 million for injuries she suffered from vaginal mesh devices.
The devices, created and marketed by Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon Inc., were implanted into Ella Ebaugh in 2007 to treat her …
Women urged to speak up on painful transvaginal mesh implant side effects
A Victorian health consumer group has conducted the first comprehensive survey of Australian women who have been treated with transvaginal mesh implants.
The Health Issues Centre says it has received more than 1,850 responses in just six weeks, with …
— Top Class Actions (@TopClassActions) June 8, 2017
Heartbreaking Stories Abound Surrounding Surgical Mesh
Victims of TVM mesh side effects describe similar complaints, as the edges of TVM mesh become intertwined with internal tissues and organs, or push up against the vaginal wall and actually – in some cases – protrude through the vaginal wall, resulting …
Mum’s agony after operation that was meant to help her
HOW COULD THIS HAPPEN?
Karen Downie has suffered chronic pain due to a vaginal mesh implant she had inserted in 2009.
A class action lawsuit is now underway against manufacturers Johnson & Johnson and AMS.
How a vaginal mesh implant destroyed a woman’s life
Jan Maessen says her life has been destroyed by what she was told was “a simple operation”.
Thirteen years ago, she had a mesh implanted to treat a prolapsed bowel and bladder.
But it left her in chronic, debilitating pain with numbness in her groin …
Women Claim This Surgery Has Cost Them Their Happiness, Their Sex Lives, And Hundreds Of Thousands Of Dollars
A Senate inquiry launched in February will hear from women affected by the implants and doctors, and will also examine the Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA) “knowledge of women suffering from health problems after having transvaginal mesh …
Lawyer Who Won $20MM For His Client Says We Are Facing “The Greatest Women’s Health Crisis Of Our Time”
The 53-year-old is one of more than 700 Australian women registered for a class action against the maker of the mesh, Ethicon (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), which will go to trial on July 4.
The polypropylene implant … Urogynaecological meshes …
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In the U.S. and around the world, thousands of women have been harmed by transvaginal mesh implants, with many requiring multiple surgeries to have the mesh removed.
Vaginal mesh was widely used in pelvic surgeries despite a lack of long term data …
Transvaginal Mesh Complications & Risks
Many companies, both American and worldwide, manufacture transvaginal mesh.
It is typically made from synthetic materials, though animal tissue has been used as well.
One manufacturer of this mesh is Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
Thousands of women left in agony after ‘gold standard’ surgery
And while Australia is treating transvaginal mesh as “one of the greatest medical scandals and abuses of mothers” in the nation’s history, Fitt and many others are wondering how the mesh crisis — which has led to 127,000 lawsuits in the States alone …
Johnson & Johnson Facing Growing Ethicon Vaginal Mesh MDL – https://t.co/rzTealFKhv
— RedFile (@RedFile) June 8, 2017
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Tossed on Appeal – LawyersandSettlements.com
Richmond, VA A transvaginal mesh lawsuit against mesh manufacturer Boston Scientific has been dismissed by an appellate panel, agreeing with a lower court’s ruling that plaintiff Martha Carlson could not adequately prove that Boston Scientific Corp. Original post
$20M AWARDED IN ETHICON TVT MESH LAWSUIT – Legal Examiner
A state court jury in Philadelphia has returned a $20 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, including punitive damages designed to punish the manufacturer over problems with the Ethicon TVT-Secur transvaginal mesh. The 12-member … Full story
Scottish transvaginal mesh implant review ‘has implications for clinical practice across the UK’, says physio – Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
The case for specialist physiotherapists to be more involved in treating women with pelvic dysfunction has been strengthened by the long-awaited publication of an independent review into the use of transvaginal mesh implants, Frontline has learned. Full story
Perth mum enduring nightmare after transvaginal mesh implant – Community Newspaper Group
SINGLE mother Sue Turner breaks down in tears when she speaks about the devastating health effects a transvaginal mesh implant has had on her life. In 2005 Miss Turner (54), who lives in Perth’s southern suburbs, suffered a pelvic organ prolapse after …Newcastle Herald Full story
J&J to Pay $20M in Vaginal-Mesh Trial
The world’s largest pharmaceutical and medical device maker hasn’t faced any vaginal mesh injury trials while it tried to negotiate settlements in some of the more than 54,000 lawsuits filed over the alleged defective medical device products.
— David F. Ennis (@ennisennislaw) May 4, 2017
Hernia Mesh Lawsuits: We’ve Seen This Before
Given Johnson & Johnson’s track record with defective medical devices, it should come as little surprise that the current Physiomesh is a virtual replay of an earlier tragedy involving Ethicon’s Prolift vaginal mesh, which has cost that company $120 …
Congressional critics fault FDA over handling of defective defibrillators
Earlier this month, the New York Times reported on a warning letter sent by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that addressed defibrillators made by St. Jude Medical.
The agency said the devices were prone to failure …
Amid ‘Tincher’ Confusion, Judge OKs Hip Implant Case
Instead, Beetlestone looked to the prior state-court decisions to make a prediction, noting, “This court predicts that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court would not bar strict liability claims asserting a manufacturing defect against medical device …
Patient alleges Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon Inc. manufactured defective Physiomesh device
A Port Sulphur woman alleges she was injured by a defective medical device.
Laura Lutz filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon Inc. alleging …
GOP bill would make medical malpractice suits harder to win
Lawmakers have drafted a bill as part of their plan to replace the Affordable Care Act that would make it more difficult for low-income people and older Americans to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice or defective drugs or medical devices.
Device maker ignored defibrillator defect that killed patients, FDA says
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday sent a warning letter to Abbott, charging the Chicago-based medical device provider with failing to reveal a deadly defect with defibrillators marketed by St. Jude Medical.
Abbott acquired St. Jude …
The Liability of Hospitals and Doctors Printing 3D Medical Devices
As 3D printing becomes more accessible, it will present significant liability questions for those injured by these devices.
If a traditional manufacturer cre…
Zimmer Ordered to Pay $2M for Defective Hip Implant
A Boca Raton attorney won a finding of strict liability against the manufacturer for a hip implant that caused metal poisoning.
Stay Requests in Mass Torts Place Spotlight on Upcoming SCOTUS Case on Jurisdiction
Boston Scientific filed what may be the first motion pointing to the certiorari grant on Feb. 6 in state court in Philadelphia.
That filing was made in the mass tort litigation over claims over its transvaginal mesh products.
The motion said rulings in …
— Jane Akre (@JaneAkre) March 1, 2017
Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action
The lawsuit alleges that nine different devices made by Boston Scientific were negligently designed and the company failed to warn women of potential risks, according to Alex Robinson, writing for Canadian Lawyer …
Judge certifies transvaginal mesh class action
An Ontario judge has certified a class action lawsuit against medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific Ltd., in what lawyers say is the first successfully certified contested action concerning transvaginal meshes in Canada.
Judge Urged To Keep Boston Scientific Mesh Cases Moving
A Pennsylvania judge was urged on Monday to allow half a dozen cases filed by out-of-state plaintiffs against Boston Scientific Corp. in a mass tort over injuries from allegedly faulty pelvic …
Ethicon Physiomesh Hernia Rupture lawsuit
As injury lawsuits begin to mount against Johnson and Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary Ethicon over its Physiomesh plastic device, a popular line of hernia mesh used in surgical repair, comes news of the mesh failing dramatically causing the intestines …
Read the Legal Examiner article here
Pattern Jury Instructions get validation from federal judge
Judge Joseph Goodwin, of the Southern District of West Virginia, recognized the PJI after Ethicon mentioned them in a court filing, essentially citing them as precedent in West Virginia courts, including federal courts, and as an authoritative source …
— Nicholas D'Aquilla (@NickDAquilla) February 7, 2017
4th Cir. Upholds $3.27 Million Verdict in Ethicon Gynecare TVT
CHARLESTON, W. Va.
A federal appeals court has upheld a $3.27 million verdict awarded to a couple in an Ethicon Gynecare TVT Obturator transvaginal mesh action, agreeing with the jury and the trial court that the device was defectively designed.
NJ High Court Declines Appeal in $11M Pelvic Mesh Verdict
The New Jersey Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of an $11.1 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson over allegedly harmful pelvic mesh implants.
Tuesday’s decision lets stand the nation’s first plaintiffs verdict over the implants, which …
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Transvaginal Mesh Complication Increases with Procedures Performed in Tandem
The study looked at TVT side effects associated with procedures for Stress Urinary Incontinence alone, v. a correction for Pelvic Organ Prolapse performed at the same time.
J&J Ethicon Under Fire by States over its Mesh Device Injuries
There are over 100,000 vaginal mesh injury lawsuits pending nationwide, involving claims that women suffered painful and serious side effects/complications after receiving pelvic mesh products sold by Johnson & Johnson (J&J), American Medical Systems …
Transvaginal mesh manufacturer paid how much to settle one lawsuit? The payout number may surprise you. Read on >> https://t.co/JoLDrSBHLn
— Drug Justice (@Drug_Justice) November 27, 2016
Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Trudy Randell, another Canadian woman, had part of her bladder removed after many emergency room trips and surgeries. Some women, however, can’t find a surgeon in Canada to remove the mesh.
In 2013, Mary told this reporter that she was on a “TVM …
$11.75M Settlement Proposed for Caldera Mesh Lawsuits
Lawyers representing women who say Caldera Medical’s transvaginal mesh implants caused them serious injuries proposed a blanket class action settlement to resolve thousands of lawsuits.
The deadline to join the settlement is May 2, 2016. More than …
New Ethicon Physiomesh Lawsuit Update
Orlando, FL A new lawsuit has been filed, alleging a patient was harmed by the use of the Ethicon Physiomesh flexible composite mesh. The physiomesh lawsuit was filed in September 2016 by Joanne Quinn, who claims the makers of the mesh knew about …
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J&J Sued Again over Transvaginal Mesh Marketing
Transvaginal mesh, or surgical mesh, is a medical device used to treat either pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. POP occurs when the muscles and ligaments supporting a woman’s pelvic organs weaken, allowing the …
Transvaginal Mesh Deaths Reported as Injuries?
York, PA “A good number of attorneys have reported transvaginal mesh adverse events to the FDA on behalf of their clients/patients, but over 23,000 reports are from physicians,” says Madris Tomes, founder of Device Events and former FDA Program …
Bard Awarded Summary Judgment on Negligence Claim in Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Action
CHARLESTON, W. Va. — A West Virginia federal judge has awarded C.R. Bard Inc. summary judgment on claims that it negligently inspected, packaged, marketed and sold its Avaulta transvaginal mesh system, finding the plaintiffs failed to present facts …
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Transvaginal Mesh Maker Accused of Racketeering
BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CN) — A woman claims in court that pharmaceutical giant Boston Scientific padded its $120 million yearly revenue on transvaginal mesh products by smuggling counterfeit plastics out of China.
Pelvic mesh product manufacturers have …
Transvaginal Mesh Complication No Respecter of Borders
Transvaginal mesh problems are no respecter of borders, in that Canadian women are having just as many problems with transvaginal mesh complications as those in the US.
In spite of the fact Canada has a much lower population overall than …
Does the establishment of an MDL invite the filing of cases with marginal merit?
For defendants who often claim that cases of little or no merit are filed once an MDL for a mass tort has been set up, they now have something to cite: the September decision by Chief Judge Clay Land in the transvaginal mesh litigation …
Transvaginal Mesh Doctors Still in Denial
“My doctor reassured me that a TVM sling was the way to go and I wouldn’t have any complications,” says Shirley.
“I later found out that I had the implant just a few months after the FDA ordered the mesh makers …
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