Posts Tagged 'mesh contraction'

Mesh implants injure women in Scotland

A story in the Daily Record out of Scotland deals with the plight of Scots women injured after receiving vaginal mesh implants. Hundreds may be “suffering horrendous health problems” from the devices, which are implanted to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse.

The story notes that the implants have generated widespread complaints in the United States of causing health problems for patients who receive them.

“The recognized symptoms ...

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Mesh manufacturer feeling impact of lawsuit

Bloomberg reports that Denmark-based vaginal mesh manufacturer Coloplast’s stock dropped the most in almost four years over concerns about lawsuits that patients injured by the implants have filed.

The story says a joint status conference is scheduled for lawsuits filed against vaginal mesh manufacturers including Coloplast, American Medical Systems Holdings Inc., CR Bard Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.

The mesh implants are supposed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, which is ...

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Column describes pelvic organ prolapse

A column by local physician Christie Iverson, MD, in the Bismarck Tribune out of North Dakota describes pelvic organ prolapse. Iverson writes that the condition is basically what happens when a woman’s pelvic floor weakens and the vaginal walls protrude, or a weakened uterus descends into the vaginal canal.

According to Iverson, new technology for prolapse surgery known as sacrocolpopexy has made it possible for women to get it corrected “with minimal ...

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Another legal decision against Ethicon

A judge recently ordered Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division to pay Irish health care products manufacturer Covidien $176.5 million in damages over a patent dispute, Bloomberg reports.

At the conclusion of a non-jury trial, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven, Conn., ruled that Ethicon infringed three U.S. patents for ultrasonic surgical instruments owned by Covidien.

Ethicon recently suffered another multi-million setback, in the form of an $11.1 million jury award ...

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Tests evaluate urinary incontinence

Urinary incontinence can have a number of causes, according to the Mayo Clinic. They run the gamut from temporary causes, such as medication or overhydration; to relatively minor conditions such as urinary tract infection; to relatively serious causes such as bladder cancer.

A number of tests are available to determine the underlying cause, the Mayo Clinic says.

Though it’s a frequently troublesome condition, it’s usually treatable. But some treatments can create problems of ...

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Mesh implant patient launches protest

CTV Network out of Canada reports on a Manitoba woman who is staging a protest about the vaginal mesh device she had implanted during a hysterectomy in January, 2012.

The report shows Christine of Winnipeg getting around with the assistance of a wheelchair and cane, and describes her as “a woman who says her life has been destroyed by the surgery and wants to stop it from happening to anyone else.”

Mesh implants, ...

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