Posts Tagged 'transvaginal mesh implants'

Boston Scientific Faces Smuggling Accusations as Resin Supply Comes into Question

boston scientific to face smuggling allegationsA major class action vaginal mesh lawsuit was filed earlier this year in West Virginia against Boston Scientific, a worldwide manufacturer and marketer of medical devices based in Massachusetts. The suit alleges that the corporation knowingly used counterfeit ingredients in the production of its transvaginal mesh products, going so far as to illegally smuggle tons of counterfeit resin into the country from China when its legitimate supplier ended their ...

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Transvaginal Mesh Marketing Leads to Kentucky Lawsuit

kentucky files transvaginal mesh lawsuitKentucky has followed California and Washington and filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon unit. Ethicon is the branch of Johnson & Johnson that handles medical device manufacturing.

The Attorney General is suing on behalf of more than 15,000 Kentucky women who fell victim to Johnson’s “deceitful” marketing of transvaginal mesh devices. “The way this company clearly chose profits over people is outrageous,” says ...

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Bard to Pay $200 Million over Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

bard to settle transvaginal mesh lawsuitsAccording to Bloomberg, medical device manufacturer C. R. Bard has agreed to pay more than $200 million to settle over 3,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. The news comes from five sources close to the situation, and if true, represents a massive victory for women who suffered from the allegedly defective devices.

Transvaginal mesh implants are designed to prevent urinary incontinence and organ prolapse in women. However, several patients have reported that ...

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Boston Scientific Wins its First Trial Over Vaginal Mesh Injuries

The first of a series of trials regarding Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh devices has ended in the company’s favor. Bloomberg reports that a Massachusetts jury found that the plaintiff had not proven that Boston Scientific’s vaginal mesh device, named Pinnacle mesh, was defectively designed. The jury also found that the plaintiff failed to demonstrate that the warnings about the inherent risks of the device were inadequate.

Over 12,000 lawsuits have been filed against Boston Scientific on ...

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Urinary Incontinence Treatment Options

CNN Health is providing online coverage of a Harvard Special Report discussing the available treatments for urinary incontinence. Treatment options typically vary between men and women and are based on the cause of the urinary incontinence. Obviously, patients suffering from incontinence will need to discuss with their doctors which treatment option is the best choice for their situation.

Treatments for urinary incontinence vary from simple lifestyle changes to invasive surgeries. According to the Harvard Special Report, lifestyle ...

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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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