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San Diego Product Liability Firm Provides Commentary on the Latest Developments in Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
Date:7/31/2014

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

According to a May 1, 2014 article by the Philadelphia Business Journal, Endo International, one of several manufacturing companies that makes transvaginal mesh products, agreed to settle thousands of transvaginal claims for $830 million (in re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325). Melinda Helbock, Founder of The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C., said she agrees with the settlement and is pleased to see litigation moving forward.

“We are pleased to see that makers of transvaginal mesh products are beginning to settle claims,” said Melinda Helbock, Founder of The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. “As the litigation moves forward, we want women to know we are offering free case reviews for those who have suffered pain and other complications following surgery in which transvaginal mesh products were used.”

Transvaginal mesh is used to reinforce weakened vaginal walls in women with pelvic organ prolapse or to provide support for the urethra in women with urinary incontinence.

In October 2008, the FDA issued a safety communication to notify health care providers and patients about serious complications that were associated with transvaginal mesh products. Then, in July 2011, the agency sent a follow up to warn that the risks were “not rare.”*

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