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Transvaginal mesh injury lawsuits are consolidated and coordinated in 6 individual multidistrict litigations (MDLs) established in the federal court system. These injury claims against vaginal mesh manufacturers have now become the largest pending litigation in the U.S.

Ethicon_Gynecare_Transvaginal_Mesh_Lawsuits30,000 Active Mesh Lawsuits and Climbing

There are more than 30,000 complaints filed in U.S. District Courts over injuries with transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products. These medical devices have been used for treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

As a Texas Mirena IUD Product Liability attorney, I am providing this timely Mirena litigation update. Mirena IUD product liability lawsuits continues to increase, with 400 complaints being filed in federal and state courts, across the country.

Mirena IUD Perforation attorneyFederal MDL Consolidation

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML)  centralized all lawsuits filed in U.S. District Courts before one judge for coordinated pretrial proceedings.

According to the testimony presented in trial, Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. duped patients and doctors about the risks of its Actos diabetes drug and should be held liable for the cancer death of a former U.S. Army translator.

Actos_Bladder_Cancer_Attorney-thumbTakeda did not disclose Bladder Cancer Risks

The plaintiff alleged that Japan-based Takeda, failed to provide any warning until 2011 that researchers had linked Actos to bladder cancer. The family of Diep An, filed a wrongful death product liability lawsuit in state court in Baltimore, MD. The plaintiff’s attorney allege that the lack of a warning allowed the company to protect billions in sales of the drug.

As a Texas Transvaginal mesh attorney and medical doctor, I am providing details on this latest medical research. According to new published research, transvaginal mesh placement provides no benefits when used for pelvic organ prolapse repair. In a study published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal, researchers found that the use of vaginal mesh does not increase good outcome for surgical prolapse repair when compared to more traditional treatments.

Trans Vaginal Mesh AttorneyGeorgetown University researchers halted the study due to the high rate of serious injuries associated with use of vaginal mesh. The study involved 65 women, 33 of whom received vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and 32 who underwent traditional vaginal prolapse surgery.

The women were followed for three years and the program stopped early because of a 15.6% mesh exposure rate, where the mesh eroded into the vagina.

As a Texas Metal on Metal hip attorney and medical doctor I am providing this important update to the folks injured by a defective metal hip implant. According to Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), it will stop selling metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-metal hip replacements because of a lower demand for the devices.This decision announcement was made in May 2013.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyMetal liners in the Ultamet Metal-on-Metal Articulation and the Complete Ceramic-on-Metal Acetabular Hip System will no longer be available worldwide after August 31. J&J’s DePuy Orthopaedics unit will stop selling related products through 2014 to simplify and streamline its offerings.

Metal on Metal Hip Replacement Sales

As a Dallas, Texas Trans Vaginal Mesh  attorney, I am highlighting this latest research that is putting another nail in the Mesh coffin. According to new published research, transvaginal mesh placement provides no benefits when used for pelvic organ prolapse repair. In a study published in the Obstetrics and Gynecology journal, researchers found that the use of vaginal mesh does not increase good outcome for surgical prolapse repair when compared to more traditional treatments.

Trans Vaginal Mesh AttorneyGeorgetown University researchers halted the study due to the high rate of serious injuries associated with use of vaginal mesh. The study involved 65 women, 33 of whom received vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and 32 who underwent traditional vaginal prolapse surgery.

The women were followed for three years and the program stopped early because of a 15.6% mesh exposure rate, where the mesh eroded into the vagina.

According to reports, C.R. Bard Inc., has agreed to settle a one of its Avaulta vaginal-mesh implant lawsuits, which allegedly caused severe urinary problems. This case was set for  trial this month in New Jersey.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Injury AttorneyBard agreed to pay an undisclosed sum to resolve Melanie Virgil’s claims that Bard’s Avaulta Plus insert caused urinary problems. Virgil’s case had been set for a Sept. 23 trial in state court in Atlantic City.

According to the filings, the 56-year-old woman said she needed three surgeries to address urinary problems created by the insert.

The U.S. District Judge presiding over the federal transvaginal mesh litigation has chosen four Boston Scientific cases that will be considered for early bellwether trials, scheduled to start in 2014.

Bard Avaulta Mesh Injury AttorneyLitigation Continues to Grow

There are more than 22,500 federal lawsuits involving vaginal mesh pelvic repair systems manufactured by different companies. These mesh products have been associated with severe injuries when the device eroded through the vagina.

As a Texas medical doctor and Dangerous Drugs attorney, I have been warning about the serious and potentially deadly side effects of this commonly used medication. I have had personal experience of the liver damage that this drug can inflict on the young, elderly and sick patients, during my years as working as an ER physician.

Tylenol Liver failure attorneyMany a night we struggled to save the lives of young kids who would take Tylenol overdoses as a means of committing suicide. In some instances, the children died, some we managed to save with aggressive medical treatments.

According to experts, almost a quarter of patients take more than the recommended dose, which could result in accidental Tylenol overdoses, increasing the risk of liver failure or death.

According to sources, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its subsidiary DePuy, are in active discussions to attempt a global settlement of their defective ASR metal on metal artificial hips.

DePuy ASR Metallosis Injury AttorneyJ&J Potential Settlement North of $3 Billion

Apparently J&J has discussed paying more than $3 billion to settle lawsuits over its recalled hip implants. J&J is exposed to over 11,500 product liability lawsuits in the U.S. and is considering paying more than $300,000 per case. According to experts, such a global settlement would surpass $3 billion if most plaintiffs accept the proposed terms, this valuation is 50% larger than previously proposed.

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