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Manufacturers Failed to Warn About Defective Transvaginal Mesh Devices, Parker Waichman LLP Alleges in Lawsuit
Date:7/18/2013

mesh include:
  •     Mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion, or protrusion)        
  •     Pain        
  •     Infection        
  •     Bleeding        
  •     Pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)        
  •     Organ perforation    

According to a July 13, 2011 FDA safety alert, complications linked to transvaginal mesh implants are “not rare” and the use of such devices may actually be more harmful compared to alternative methods for treating POP. The FDA has also asked 33 manufacturers, including Johnson & Johnson, to conduct post-market safety studies in order to investigate the effect of vaginal mesh on organ damage and other health concerns.

Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in the United States. Many have been consolidated into six MDLs now pending in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The other MDLs are: In Re: Boston Scientific Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326; In Re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187; In Re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2327; and In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2387; and In Re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation.

The first transvaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial led to an $11.1 million verdict in favor of
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