Vaginal mesh is commonly used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), a condition where an organ drops from its normal place in the lower belly and pushes against the walls of the vagina. Another common use for the...more
California resident Roseanne Sanchez was implanted with the Pinnacle kit to treat pelvic organ prolapse and the Advantage System to treat stress urinary incontinence.
After the surgery, Ms. Sanchez experienced several...more
In January 2011, Martha Salazar was implanted with the Obtryx, which was manufactured by Boston Scientific. Following the surgery, she asserts that she had experienced dyspareunia, pain, and nerve damage. ...more
Judge Goodwin is presiding over seven different federal multidistrict litigation established for similar cases filed against various medical device manufacturers, including American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific,...more
Payment of Costs Doesn’t Preclude Unfair Trade Practices Claim Against Insurer -
Why it matters:
In a significant victory for policyholders, Massachusetts’ highest court ruled that an insured had a valid unfair...more
On July 11, 2014, Judge Joseph R. Goodwin of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, ruled that a lawsuit filed against Boston Scientific in connection with its Obtryx transvaginal mesh...more
Covidien is not one of the large names associated with pelvic mesh lawsuits. There are 65,000 product liability lawsuits consolidated in a federal court in West Virginia filed by women alleging life-altering complications...more
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division tried, as it had before, to have its upcoming federal transvaginal mesh case thrown out of court. The healthcare giant was unsuccessful.
On July 8, Judge Joseph Goodwin, who is...more
It started with one area in Scotland.
This month, one of the 14 health boards in Scotland decided to ban the use of transvaginal mesh. Now the entire country has decided to do so....more
After committing to fight each of the thousands of transvaginal mesh cases it is facing, healthcare giant, Johnson and Johnson (J&J) quietly settled three mesh-injury cases in Joplin, Missouri last month. The three women had...more
Vaginal mesh is a device that is implanted in woman to help support a woman’s pelvic organs. However, there are cases where the women suffer infections, bleeding, the mesh eroded, difficulty with sex and problems with...more
American Medical Systems, Inc. (“AMS”) is a Minnesota based manufacturer of transvaginal mesh medical devices, which are support systems that are designed to correct stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse....more
Pharmaceutical Facility Inspection Leads to Manufacturer Warning -
After a recent inspection of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility belonging to Endo International PLC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)...more
It really doesn’t sound like a question we need to be asking because it should be a matter of common sense.
Shouldn’t any medical device that is permanently implanted in the human body be put through a high degree of...more
A major move toward public safety may be one step closer with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announcing this week that it will put a proposal out for public comment that would reclassify pelvic organ prolapse (POP)...more
For the first time, a Texas jury has decided the pelvic mesh made by healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson was defectively designed. The jury awarded the 64-year-old Dallas woman $1.2 million following a two-and-a half week...more
The U.S. Attorney General’s office says it is reviewing an open letter submitted by a consumer group encouraging a criminal probe into the destruction by Johnson & Johnson (J&J) of pelvic mesh litigation documents....more
While it is not official, Bloomberg is reporting that Coloplast A/S, one of the smaller manufacturers of transvaginal meshes, is said to be willing to settle a number of lawsuits for $16 million....more
In 2011 Endo Health Solutions bought American Medical Systems for $2.9 billion. That may have been a mistake because since then, the number of product liability lawsuits naming AMS over its transvaginal mesh has grown to...more
Even if you eventually win, being involved in transvaginal mesh litigation is an expensive proposition, so Endo Health Solutions has put aside at least $520 million to prepare for any outcome....more
In this Issue:
..Massachusetts Federal Court Rejects Exception to “Learned Intermediary” Rule for Prescription Drug Advertised Directly to Consumers, and Excludes Expert Opinion of Inadequate Warnings as Unqualified...more
In early 2012, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ordered 33 transvaginal mesh manufacturers to conduct three years of trials on the safety and effectiveness of their implants. The required mesh patch studies came as a...more
According to the National Foundation for Continence, an estimated 3.3 million women suffer from some form of pelvic organ prolapse (POP)....more
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