Posts Tagged 'pelvic organ prolapse'

Women Want State’s Help in Pelvic Mesh Fight

A coalition of women who had received pelvic mesh implants that led to complications have asked the Texas Attorney General to pursue legal action against Johnson & Johnson, a large implant manufacturer. The women allege that Johnson & Johnson violated state law by practicing deceptive business practices including by not sufficiently warning women about the risks associated with transvaginal mesh implant or removal surgery.

Pelvic mesh implants are typically used to treat a condition known as ...

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What Kinds of Damages are Available in a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?

Women who have been injured by the use of transvaginal mesh have the legal right to recover for their economic and non-economic losses that have occurred as a result. Because every case is different, victims should be certain to discuss their situation with an attorney familiar with transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

In recent years, many serious safety issues have come to light regarding the use of transvaginal mesh to treat certain medical conditions. In response to safety concerns, several manufacturers ...

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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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Court Records: Mesh Maker Knowingly Used Unsafe Plastic

According to court records, the company CR Bard Inc. used a type of resin-based plastic for its transvaginal mesh devices, despite being warned that the plastic wasn’t suitable for implantation in humans, Bloomberg reports.

Transvaginal mesh implants, made by a number of different manufacturers, are used to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. They have generated widespread complaints of breaking down in patients’ bodies and causing health problems including infections, chronic pain and organ perforation.

In February, ...

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Medications available for urinary incontinence

According to the Mayo Clinic, the underlying cause and severity of urinary incontinence determine what type of treatment may be most appropriate.

Medication is often used in conjunction with behavioral techniques, such as bladder training, scheduled bathroom trips and fluid and diet management. While there are pros and cons to different types of treatment, one in particular has proven to be dangerous for many patients.

Transvaginal mesh implants, marketed as a treatment for ...

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Endo to pay $54.5 million in mesh lawsuit settlement

A unit of Endo Health Solutions, one of the four companies facing 29,000 lawsuits over vaginal mesh implants, has agreed to pay $54.5 million to settle some of those cases.

According to Bloomberg, the vaginal mesh cases have been consolidated before U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia.

The mesh implants are supposed to treat urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse – a condition in which weakened muscles are no longer ...

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