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Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems Named in Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP on Behalf of Arizona Woman
Date:6/18/2013

nc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187; and In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327.

According to a June 10th Pretrial Order issued to American Medical Systems, Inc., presentations regarding the selection of Bellwether Cases are to be made on June 25, 2013, with the court expected to select five transvaginal mesh bellwether cases. (http://www.wvsd.uscourts.gov/MDL/amsinc/pdfs/PTO_69.pdf)

Transvaginal mesh devices were approved to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, conditions that are most commonly caused by weakened pelvic muscles. Transvaginal mesh devices are supposed to help correct these conditions by providing additional strength to the pelvic walls. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that the most common complications associated with transvaginal mesh may include:    

  •     Mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion, or protrusion)        
  •     Pain        
  •     Infection        
  •     Bleeding        
  •     Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)        
  •     Organ perforation        
  •     Urinary problems
(http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm262435.htm)

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