The parent company of American Medical Systems, the medical device manufacturer whose transvaginal mesh products are currently the subject of thousands of lawsuits in West Virginia, received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in February. Endo was dealt the warning letter following an inspection of an American Medical Systems headquarters located in Minnesota.
According to an article recently published in the Wall Street Journal, American Medical Systems has made efforts to improve their business practices according to the contents drawn up in the warning letter, which primarily concerned safety procedures.
As American Medical Systems works on corrective measures at their headquarters, the transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted at them and their mesh products continue to pile up in a federal court in West Virginia. To date, there are currently well over 17,000 lawsuits filed in the American Medical Systems multidistrict litigation (MDL).
The next two American Medical Systems MDL status conferences have been canceled, according to the court’s website. However, the MDL will soon start the bellwether trial process, as the court is scheduled to hear two bellwether cases, with the first to begin on June 2, 2014 and the second on July 7, 2014.
The defective medical device lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe continue to hear from women who have been severely injured by defective transvaginal mesh products. Carey Danis & Lowe is a committed advocate of victims of defective medical devices. We offer free initial case evaluations, and encourage you to contact our law firm if you have been injured by defective transvaginal mesh.
Share your story with Carey Danis & Lowe today by calling 800.721.2519, or complete one of our confidential personal injury claim forms.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh