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Vaginal mesh side effects continue to plague the blockbuster plastic medical devices with severe and catastrophic complications.

Vaginal Mesh Side Effect Lawsuits

Vaginal mesh and bladder sling for repair of pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence may lead to pain, further surgery, recurrence of symptoms and erosion of the devices through soft tissue.

But just don’t take my word for it, according to court documents, Vaginal Mesh Injury lawsuit claims continue to be filed nationwide and have been so for the past 7 years.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the popular plastic transvaginal mesh device that has been used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) transvaginally, or through the vagina, will have to undergo rigorous safety studies before being available to be used in patients.

The FDA issued two final orders to vaginal mesh manufacturers and notified the public that the agency is strengthening the medical data requirements for surgical mesh.

Trans Vaginal Mesh AttorneyFDA Classifies Plastic Vaginal Mesh as High Risk

There are over 75,000 women who have filed personal injury claims against the various manufacturers of the transvaginal and bladder sling products. According to sources, Johnson & Johnson has settled at least four Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Trans Vaginal Mesh AttorneyThese are the first few settlements reached out of over twenty thousand personal injury cases filed against the Johnson & Johnson Ethicon subsidiary company.

These settlements were reached in state court claims, and included a one wrongful death claim that alleged the vaginal mesh caused a deadly infection.

In the first federal trial involving Boston Scientific Corp., the vaginal mesh manufacturer was ordered by the jury to pay $26.7 million to a group of four women who blamed the company’s vaginal mesh inserts for their personal injuries.

Trans Vaginal Mesh AttorneyJurors in federal court in Miami found that Boston Scientific officials defectively designed their Pinnacle pelvic-organ implants and failed to properly warn doctors and their patients about the device’s risks.

The verdict is the first in a federal case against Boston Scientific over the Pinnacle inserts and the first to combine more than one plaintiff’s claims.

Trans Vaginal Mesh AttorneyAccording to Endo, they settled “substantially all” the remaining U.S. lawsuits against its American Medical Systems Holdings unit over the Perigee, Apogee and Elevate mesh implants. Endo announced that the company was adding $400 million to its $1.2 billion liability reserve for the devices. These vaginal mesh devices were designed to support pelvic muscles and treat incontinence.

The deal settles more than 10,000 lawsuits. Endo agreed earlier this year to pay about $830 million to settle an additional 20,000 suits over the implants. That settlement was announced after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said vaginal-mesh inserts should be subject to stricter safety requirements because they are high-risk devices.

Boston Scientific was crushed in its vaginal mesh debacle, when a Texas state jury ordered the device manufacturer to pay $73 million to a woman who developed chronic pain and injury from the company’s vaginal mesh implant. This was the first award against the device maker over its incontinence slings.

vaginal mesh injury lawyer-thumbEarlier this week, the Dallas jury found Boston Scientific liable for Martha Salazar’s personal injuries, they found that the company’s Obtryx sling was defectively designed and that the company acted with gross negligence in the sale and marketing of the products. The Texas jury awarded her about $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive damages in a two week trial.

Boston Scientific Exposed to Over 20,000 Lawsuits

A federal jury in West Virginia today hammered Johnson and Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary over its transvaginal mesh device. The jury awarded $3.27 million to Jo Huskey over its defective Gynecare TVT Obturator, or TVT-O, transvaginal mesh device. This is one of 33,000 product liability injury lawsuits that claim Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon Inc unit sold defective transvaginal mesh devices.

Ethicon_Gynecare_Transvaginal_Mesh_LawsuitsFederal Jury Verdict

After a two-week trial, jurors found Ethicon liable for selling defective mesh devices and failing to warn patients and their doctors that they were at risk from serious side effects including pain, erosion, perforation and infection.

According to a Massachusetts jury, Boston Scientific’s vaginal-mesh sling was not defectively designed and the company properly warned about its health risks. This verdict marks a second victory for the company in two state trials over the vaginal mesh inserts.

vaginal mesh injury lawyer-thumbJurors in state court in Woburn, Massachusetts, cleared Boston Scientific of any liability for Maria Cardenas’s injuries. Cardenas, had the Boston Scientific’s Obtryx sling implanted to fix urinary incontinence problems. According to Cardenas, the sling caused her pain and she was forced to have it removed surgically.

Transvaginal Mesh and Sling Defects

Boston Scientific is exposed to more than 10,000 federal product liability lawsuits filed by women who experienced injuries from transvaginal mesh products implanted for repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or female stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

U.S. federal Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, is presiding over six federal multidistrict litigation for vaginal mesh claims brought against different manufacturers. According to the court, the first bellwether trial involving eleven Boston Scientific cases will begin on October 14, 2014.

Endo Health Solutions Inc., said it will pay about $830 million to settle most transvaginal lawsuits. Thousands of injured women allege that its vaginal-mesh implants eroded, left them incontinent and made sex painful.
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Endo’s American Medical Systems Inc. unit reported that it’s settling about 20,000 law suit product liability injury claims over the medical devices, which include the Perigee, Apogee and Elevate implants. Endo, a medical device company based in Ireland, is still exposed to at least 5,000 injury claims against AMS, including some that have been consolidated for pretrial proceedings in West Virginia.

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