Navigation Links
Wisconsin Woman Alleges She was Injured by Transvaginal Mesh Devices in Lawsuit Filed by Parker Waichman LLP
Date:5/3/2013

New York, New York (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective medical devices, has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a Wisconsin woman who alleges that she was injured by two transvaginal mesh devices. The suit was filed on April 30, 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division (Case No. 2:13-cv-09647) where it is one of many cases pending in the multidistrict litigation entitled In Re: Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2326. Boston Scientific Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Ethicon, Inc., Mentor Worldwide LLC, Coloplast Corp. has been named as Defendants.

According to the Complaint, the Plaintiff was implanted with the Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit and the Aris Trans-obturator Tape in April 2010. The lawsuit alleges that these devices are defective and caused a number of serious injuries. Furthermore, the suit alleges that the Defendants knew about these risks and failed to warn the Plaintiff, her doctor or other consumers. She is suing for negligence on three counts of strict liability (including design defect, manufacturing defect and failure to warn), breach of express and implied warranty, fraudulent concealment and punitive damages.    

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

The FDA has stated that complications linked to transvaginal mesh implants are “not rare” and warned that use of such devices may actually be more harmful compared to alternative methods for treating pelvic organ prolapse. 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. ((http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/ucm262435.htm)

Recently, the first transvaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial led to an $11.1 million verdict in favor of the Plaintiff (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10, Superior Court of Atlantic County, New Jersey). Gross’s lawsuit was the first of 4,000 Gynecare Prolift cases expected to go to trial. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay $3.35 million in compensatory damages and $7.76 million for punitive damages. (http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/j-j-owes-7-76-million-in-punitives-in-vaginal-mesh-case.html)

Parker Waichman LLP continues to offer free lawsuit consultations to victims of transvaginal mesh injuries. If you or a loved one experienced complications following POP and SUI surgery with mesh, please visit the firm's transvaginal mesh injury page at yourlawyer.com. Free case evaluations are also available by calling 1 800 LAW INFO (1-800-529-4636)

Contact: Parker Waichman LLP
                 Gary Falkowitz, Managing Attorney
                 (800) LAW-INFO
                 (800) 529-4636
                 http://www.yourlawyer.com

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/transvaginal-mesh-lawsuit/05/prweb10698240.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Almost Nuts! a Wisconsin Company Innovates Healthy Snack Foods that are Not Genetically Modified
2. Family-owned Business in Wisconsin Offers Relief for California Proposition 37 Voters
3. Gymfinity Does a Triple Play in Wisconsin and Illinois
4. Gymfinity Gymnasts Glow Gold in the Wisconsin Dells
5. Maui Wowi Hawaiian Heats Things Up in Wisconsin
6. Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawyers at LPK Expand Asbestos Practice in WI
7. National Actos Attorneys File Lawsuit on Behalf of Louisiana Woman who Developed Bladder Cancer Allegedly Due to The Diabetes Drug Actos
8. Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuit Filed in Louisiana Alleging Woman Used Diabetes Medication and Contracted Bladder Cancer, Consumer Justice Foundation Reports
9. US Drug Watchdog Now Offers to Help All Woman Who Used Fosamax For Osteoporosis and Then Had an Unexplained a Femur Break Get to the Best Attorneys
10. California Woman Finds Ways to Control IBS
11. Medical Group Notes Key Elements of Well-Woman Exams
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... ... TopConsumerReviews.com recently awarded their highest five-star rating to Best Buy Eyeglasses, an ... United States and Canada wear eyeglasses. Once considered to be a purely functional part ... fashion statement. Even celebrities use glasses as a way of creating an iconic image—like ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a ... fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn ... specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand ... all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants ... grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily share ... formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses the ... The recommendations address restrictions in the sharing ... drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 Research and Markets has announced ... Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers ... Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Belgium , June 24, 2016 ... today announced the appointment of Dr. Edward ... as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, 2016.Dr. ... Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As a ... will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: