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Hundreds of Scottish Women Expected to File Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsScottish women who received implants of transvaginal mesh, and allege that these medical devices caused serious injuries through their defective design, are taking their stories of pain and suffering to Scottish courts later this year. It is expected that hundreds of women will be filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits targeted at device manufacturers. As detailed in an article recently published by the BBC, two of these Scottish women underwent surgery to receive implants of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

Their transvaginal mesh products proved to be defective, as the mesh morphed from semi-pliable to a hard and inflexible material over time. These two patients point to their transvaginal mesh implants as the cause for their injuries.

Constant and unrelenting pain have come to define the everyday experiences of these two Scottish women, as they described what life is like for them now to the BBC. One of these women, Shona Trainer, underwent four surgical operations to remove the hardened mesh, none of which brought her any relief.

Their lives have been permanently changed by these defective medical devices, and with the benefit of hindsight, they wish that they were better informed by health care providers, as well as mesh manufacturers, prior to undergoing surgery as to the risks associated with transvaginal mesh implants.

Carey Danis & Lowe Transvaginal Mesh Lawyers

The experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers at Carey Danis & Lowe represent women who have been injured by defective mesh. Our lawyers are dedicated to investigating your case, and ensuring that your story of pain and suffering through defective transvaginal mesh is heard in court. Explore your legal options and eligibility for compensation today with Carey Danis & Lowe in a free initial consultation.

Also, Carey Danis & Lowe works with a team of on-staff nurses who are available to answer your questions about the health impacts of transvaginal mesh. Our team of medical professionals are committed to closely listening to your concerns, and offering their expert opinions on your health-related issues.

Carey Danis & Lowe is available now to listen to your transvaginal mesh story. Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing one of our personal injury claim forms.

Stay up-to-date on the latest transvaginal mesh lawsuit news on the Carey Danis & Lowe blog.

Evidence Strengthens Link Between SSRI Antidepressants and Congenital Birth Defects

By | Lexapro, Paxil, Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Zoloft

zoloft_heart_birth_defect_ssri_pregnancyAccording to a European health care expert, pregnant women who take a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant early in pregnancy increase their child’s risk twofold of developing a heart defect. Professor Stephen Pilling of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recently told the BBC that the birth defects risks associated with SSRI antidepressants are on par, if not more severe, than those linked to alcohol or tobacco use by pregnant women.

Pilling went on to state that the warnings communicated to pregnant women taking an SSRI antidepressant will soon be updated to include information about the strong link between SSRIs and birth defects. In Pilling’s opinion, the risk of heart defects outweighs, in some cases, the risk to the pregnant mother in terms of whether to discontinue use of an SSRI antidepressant in early pregnancy.

Carey Danis & Lowe is a national law firm with attorneys that represent women and their families in SSRI birth defects lawsuits. Our SSRI birth defects lawyers view Pilling’s statements as positive news for women and their families who claim that their child’s birth defects are the result of exposure to an SSRI antidepressant.

If you or someone you love took an SSRI antidepressant during pregnancy, and your baby developed a heart defect, such as a hole in the heart, or other congenital birth defects, contact an SSRI birth defects lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe.

Call 800.721.2519, and share your case with us.