Transvaginal Mesh


CA & WA Attorneys General Sue J&J

The Attorney General of California and Washington state filed separate transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeting Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson (J&J). Their lawsuits claim that the pharmaceutical giant knew of the serious risks associated with their vaginal mesh products,…

Women in Scotland Continue to Receive Transvaginal Mesh

In Scotland, women on waiting lists and involved in a medical study continue to receive transvaginal mesh implants. A Scottish news outlet, The Southern Reporter, investigated transvaginal mesh procedures at a hospital near Melrose, Scotland. Reporters discovered that…

FDA Announces Transvaginal Mesh Now Class III High-Risk Device

On January 4, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a big change for transvaginal mesh. Previously classified as a Class II medical device, the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh as a Class III device. This means…

Boston Scientific Delays, Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits Return to State Courts

In late October 2015, a federal judge denied a request made by Boston Scientific, a manufacturer of vaginal mesh devices. The company sought to move 62 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, which were filed as a single multi-plaintiff suit, into…

Boston Scientific Mesh Damages Cut from $100 Million to $10 Million

A judge in the ongoing mesh litigation against Boston Scientific significantly reduced the amount awarded to a victim in a May jury trial. New Castle County, Delaware Judge Mary Johnston said the compensations awarded to Deborah Barba ($100…

Vaginal Mesh Surgery: Study on Low- & High-Volume Surgeons

Surgical operations strike fear in some patients; before the procedure, they worry about what could go wrong. A new study shows that less can go wrong with surgeons who’ve performed the same procedure, in this case, transvaginal mesh…

Scotland’s Health Minister Apologizes to Transvaginal Mesh Victims

Shona Robison, Scotland’s Health Minister, formally apologized to women who suffered complications following transvaginal mesh implant surgeries. Ms. Robison recognized that the medical establishment hadn’t listened to the women who experienced pain and suffering from the implant. The…

$2M Vaginal Mesh Verdict Tied Up in Appeals Court

Fast-tracking medical device approvals is tying up a $2 million jury verdict. The plaintiff in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit won a $2 million award, but now the award is under question in an appeals court. Why? The defendant…

TVM Dallas Case

Ethicon, a branch of Johnson & Johnson, failed to disclose the dangers and complications linked to its Prosima vaginal mesh device. These statements were given by experts in Texas State Court in late September. In the first court…

Vaginal Mesh Slings Fail in about 3 Percent of Incontinence Surgeries

A new study finds that about 1 in 30 women who opt for vaginal mesh implants need to remove or replace the devices within 10 years. Patients fared best when sling operations were done by surgeons who performed…

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