CR Bard is reportedly in vaginal mesh settlement talks with plaintiff lawyers over thousands and thousands of Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits. Learn More about the Vaginal Mesh Settlement.
BCA is also now actively investing Alloderm Lawsuits after links between Alloderm and increased risks of infection, hernia recurrence, pain and swelling, mesh tear, erosion, adhesion problems. If you have suffered side effects of Alloderm, you may entitled to compensation. Visit our Alloderm Lawsuit page for more details.
A jury in West Virginia awarded a woman 2 million dollars in damages from CR Bard Inc in her lawsuit over Trans Vaginal Mesh. There jury awarded $1.75 in punitive damages and then an additional $250,000 compensatory damages. Read more about this 2 Million Dollar Verdict in Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit.
Unsealed courts records have reveiled that Vaginal Mesh manufacturer CR Bard knew it's vaginal mesh devices were unfit to use on humans. The emails from 2004 and 2007 indicate Bard's Avaulta line of plastic mesh implants could not be used safely in humans and then tried to cover it up. The vaginal mesh insert product Avaulta were pulled from the market in 2012. Read more about this Avaulta Mesh Lawsuit
We are investigating Talcum Powder Lawsuits after reports of an increased risk of Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer is a very serious form of cancer that results in thousands of deaths every year. If you have used Talcum Powder and suffered from cancer, you may be eligible to file a Talcum Powder Lawsuit.
In New Jersey, the first jury verdict was handed down in the ongoing Vaginal Mesh lawsuit litigation. The New Jersey jury awarded the victim of Vaginal Mesh side effects $3.35 million dollars in damages. Linda Gross, according to the Associated Press suffered from chronic pain after 18 surgeries were attempted to correct the mesh implant. Learn more about this Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Jury Verdict.
A Surgical Mesh Class Action has been filed in Canada. A class action is a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued. The plaintiffs filing this Vaginal Mesh Class Action are claiming Johnson and Johnson did not properly warn of the risks and side effects of the drug while marketing. This transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit was filed in Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
The FDA meet for 2 days earlier in September to determine if vaginal mesh or surgical mesh may need to be reclassified as a "High Risk" medical device. Reportedly from these most recent Surgical Mesh FDA meetings, a number of surgical mesh manufactures agreed that future versions of surgical mesh should face more stringent testing. Also it was discussed that labeling changes should be made to Trans Vaginal Mesh in order to warn of side effects a patient can suffer. If the FDA does classify Surgical Mesh Devices as” high risk”, the marketers and the manufacturers of surgical mesh products will have to conduct studies on post market medical trends, and provide that information to the FDA to review.
Vaginal Surgical Mesh implants have been a popular new treatment for women who have suffered from weakening in the pelvic region. These devices are usually implanted after a women has a pelvic organ prolapse or a POP. A POP is not that uncommon following a pregnancy or any other situation where the vaginal tissue is weakened. During a pelvic organ prolapse a woman will experience the shifting of organs including: bladder, uterus and bowels. Also Surgical Mesh Devices are used in cases of Stress Incontinence which is an involuntary loss of urine that occurs during physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise.
In 2008 the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) sent letters to doctors regarding serious complications associated with vaginal surgical mesh. Recently the FDA has updated it's information and surgical mesh is now a serious concern. In the updated provided in July 2011, the FDA States
FDA wants to inform you about the complications that can occur when surgical mesh is used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), and provide you with questions to ask your surgeon before having these procedures. FDA has received reports of complications associated with the placement of mesh through an incision made in the wall of the vagina. Although rare, these complications can have serious consequences. The reports have not been linked to a single brand or model of mesh. The most frequent complications included erosion through the vagina, infection, pain, urinary problems and recurrence of the prolapse and/or incontinence.
Next week the FDA is meeting to determine if Surgical Mesh Devices will be moved to the "High Risk" category. On Sept 8th The FDA’s Obstetrics-Gynecology Devices Panel of the Medical Device Advisory Committee will meet to discuss the category changes to Surgical Mesh Devices. According to the FDA website this meeting topic will be:
On September 8 and 9, 2011, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal surgical mesh used for repair of pelvic organ prolapse. FDA is convening this meeting to seek expert opinion on the risks and benefits of these devices in light of adverse events, e.g., vaginal erosion leading to pelvic pain and dyspareunia, and available information on clinical benefit.
Much of the Surgical Mesh side effects stem from the mesh protruding out of the vaginal tissue. Side effects caused by the mesh include urinary problems and infections, urine leakage, severe pain, discomfort, scaring and the erosion of the mesh into the vaginal tissue. Again if you have suffered from any of the following symptoms from surgical mesh devices contact your attorney.
There are other side effects caused by the actual insertion of the mesh products. These side effects include bowel perforation or bladder perforation and/or blood vessel perforation. Some of these same side effects have been reported when the Mesh Device needs to be removed.
First if you have suffered any of the symptoms from your Surgical Mesh device, immediately contact your doctor. Also, if you have been adversely effected from a Surgical Mesh device you may be entitled to compensation. To have your Surgical Mesh claim evaluated by an attorney, complete our Surgical Mesh Claims Form to the right of this page .
Surgical Mesh Lawsuit Information: If you have suffered injury as a result of Surgical Mesh, you should consult an Surgical Mesh Claims lawyer as soon as possible in order to protect your claim for a Surgical Mesh Device Lawsuit and settlement.
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