Tag: Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit


Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: How The FDA Failed Women

As women get older, have children, or if they need a hysterectomy, they face an increasing risk that they will develop pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. One common way that medical professionals have chosen to address these issues in women is by using transvaginal mesh. Transvaginal mesh describes a method that is used to insert a specific type

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California Attorney General Suing Over Transvaginal Mesh

In January, Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay more than $120 million to settle up to 3,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. The pharmaceutical giant has been plagued with thousands of lawsuits by women alleging complications from use of the transvaginal mesh inserts. Allegations of injuries include chronic pain, vaginal scarring, nerve damage, painful intercourse, infections, and damage to internal organs. Transvaginal

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Vaginal Mesh Now Deemed “High Risk”, What This Means

In light of a significant increase in adverse event reports associated with vaginal mesh devices, the FDA has reclassified the product as a high-risk device. Transvaginal mesh is used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), as well as for abdominal repair of POP. The high-risk classification only applies to mesh used in transvaginal

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Manufacturer To Pay $119 Million To Settle Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit

In Philadelphia, the judge hearing the cases involving vaginal mesh implants has decided that Johnson & Johnson’s request to move the cases out of Philadelphia based on the grounds that the venue would be an inconvenient place to try the upcoming cases has been denied.  The first of those cases is set to go to trial in December.   Boston

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