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Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects Can Last A Lifetime

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

Boston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsBoston Scientific Ordered to Release Defective Transvaginal Mesh DocumentsThough medical devices are developed to improve lives, such is not always the case when discussing transvaginal mesh products. Used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), women who have received an implant of a transvaginal mesh product often have not been fully informed of all known health risks associated with mesh.

In an interview for The Globe and Mail, a Canadian news publication, a clinical professor in the urology department at the University of British Columbia was quoted as saying that, due to transvaginal mesh being designed as a permanent implant, removal of the product is challenging, as it is often already fused with surrounding tissues.

Thus, for women who have suffered injuries from transvaginal mesh products, complete removal of the product may not be possible. As a result, severe pain becomes a constant for these women.

The article in The Globe and Mail also describes how the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada, has done little to educate women, as well as healthcare providers, about the health risks posed by transvaginal mesh products.

When making important health decisions, the article states, it is of the utmost importance for women to be able to weigh all of the known risks with the benefits.

Carey Danis & Lowe Represents Mesh Users

A personal injury law firm with headquarters in St. Louis, Carey Danis & Lowe represents women across the U.S. who have been injured by transvaginal mesh products. When you seek legal assistance from Carey Danis & Lowe, you can rest assured that our lawyers work tirelessly to recover losses for you.

If you or someone you love has been injured by transvaginal mesh, we invite you to share your case with us during a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing a confidential personal injury claim form.

 

Transvaginal Mesh Safety in Canada

By | Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh, Uncategorized

transvaginal_mesh_lawsuits_canadaHealth Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), issued an announcement in early May 2014 with new information on transvaginal mesh. Their announcement pertained specifically to those mesh devices used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Health Canada supplied a list of health complications that are often identified in patient reports. Patients have suffered from:

  • chronic pain
  • dyspareunia, or painful intercourse
  • mesh erosion
  • mesh contraction
  • infection
  • internal damages caused by mesh implant
  • bleeding
  • return of POP and SUI symptoms
  • reparative surgeries following damage from defective mesh

The Canadian medical devices regulator is considering if updates to safety information for transvaginal mesh products will be necessary, according to their news release.

Carey Danis & Lowe Is Here to Help You

If any of the complications mentioned above is descriptive of your injury, Carey Danis & Lowe is here to help you. As a law firm headquartered in St. Louis that specializes in defective medical device litigation, Carey Danis & Lowe can guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit targeted at the manufacturer of your particular transvaginal mesh device.

Our experienced personal injury lawyers are available to hear your transvaginal mesh story during a free case evaluation.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe today by phone at 800.721.2519, or by completing our personal injury claim form.

Yaz and Yasmin Lawsuit News: Health Canada Notes Higher Blood Clot Risk with Yaz and Yasmin

By | Pharmaceutical litigation, Uncategorized, Yaz/Yasmin

Oral Contraception Yaz & Yasmin Side Effects LawsuitAccording to an article recently published in The Vancouver Sun, the birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin, manufactured by Bayer, have been linked to the deaths of 23 women in Canada. Health Canada, the Canadian version of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, noted that in addition to the 23 deaths associated with Yaz and Yasmin use, they have received approximately 600 reports over a six year period, starting in 2007, linking Yaz and Yasmin use to health complications.

According to reports submitted by Canadian healthcare providers, most of the women’s deaths were caused by complications associated with Yaz and Yasmin, especially blood clots.

Health Canada has stated that in women taking contraceptive drugs containing drospirenone, which is the primary acting hormone in Yaz and Yasmin, the likelihood of developing a blood clot is three in 10,000, which is considerably higher when compared to other contraceptive drugs.

As in the United States, individuals who have been injured through using either Yaz or Yasmin have filed lawsuits against Bayer in Canada. In the U.S., Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits have been consolidated into a Yaz and Yasmin multidistrict litigation (MDL) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.

The case is In re: Yasmin and Yaz (Drospirenone) Marketing, Sales Practices and Products Liability Litigation MDL No. 2100. The Yaz and Yasmin MDL contains 11,194 Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits.

Women have filed their Yaz and Yasmin lawsuits claiming a number of injuries, including deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, stroke, heart attack, brain hemorrhage, and blood clots. Plaintiffs have also alleged that Bayer employed misleading marketing strategies in their Yaz and Yasmin advertisements that made the drug appear to be much safer to use.

Furthermore, plaintiffs have claimed that Bayer did not adequately warn healthcare providers about the serious risks of using either Yaz or Yasmin.

Carey Danis & Lowe Yaz and Yasmin lawyers hear from women almost on a daily basis about their Yaz and Yasmin injuries. Our pharmaceutical product liability lawyers are currently accepting Yaz and Yasmin cases.

If you or someone you love has been injured through the use of Yaz or Yasmin, contact a Yaz and Yasmin lawyer at Carey Danis & Lowe today. In addition to providing a free legal evaluation, our Yaz and Yasmin lawyers can assist in filing a Yaz and Yasmin lawsuit.

Contact Carey Danis & Lowe by calling 800.721.2519 or by submitting a personal injury claim form.