More than 150 federal lawsuits involving vaginal mesh slings were consolidated in a U.S. District Court in West Virginia. "actions in each MDL share factual issues arising from allegations of defects in pelvic surgical mesh products manufactured by AMS, Boston Scientific, and Ethicon." The cases will be heard in front of one judge who understands the issues.
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Also known as a pelvic sling, bladder mesh, or transvaginal mesh, the vaginal mesh support systems are used to help with pelvic organ prolapse as well as urinary incontinence It is now known that they can cause serious internal injuries. These vaginal mesh patch implants, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson , C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, American Medical Systems, and others, may cause pain, infection, erosion, organ damage, and additional surgeries, and other vaginal mesh injuries.
If you have experienced vaginal mesh complications following pelvic organ prolapse surgery or stress urinary incontinence surgery, The vaginal mesh Helpline will offer support and direct you to a lawyer who may be able to help you obtain significant compensation for the vaginal mesh problems you are experiencing.
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Vaginal Mesh- History of the Problem
Between the years of 2005 and 2010, nearly 4,000 vaginal mesh injuries have been reported to the Food and Drug Administration. In a 2010 article in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers stated that they had to cease a vaginal mesh clinical trial early because of the higher-than-expected number of complications and injuries. The trial was stopped when it was discovered that more than 15 percent of women who were implanted with vaginal mesh suffered vaginal mesh erosion within only three months of implantation. As a result of numerous negative reports, the FDA issued a vaginal mesh warning to patients and physicians in 2011, cautioning that the risks of using vaginal mesh are so severe that alternative treatments should be considered. It is now widely accepted that, in most cases, pelvic organ prolapsed can be treated without the use of vaginal mesh
What are the vaginal Mesh Injuries
Erosion of vaginal tissue
Hardening of the vaginal mesh
Pain and discomfort
Perforations of the bowel, bladder or blood vessels
Recurrence of Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
Vaginal mesh erosion
Many women who have suffered injuries as a result of vaginal mesh have decided to file defective medical device lawsuits. This has become a class and class action lawsuits are being filed. An product liability, class action attorney can review your case.
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If you have suffered any of the above listed injuries after being implanted with vaginal mesh to remedy a pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence you may be entitled to compensation in a dangerous medical device class action litigation. An experienced medical product liability Attorney will analyze your claim and explain your legal rights. Speak to A female MSW about your vaginal mesh .