Category Archive for: ‘Transvaginal mesh’

First pelvic mesh injury case begins with jury selection in New Jersey

Jury selection began January 7, 2013, in Atlantic County (N.J.) Superior Court over claims the Gynecare Prolift® Pelvic Floor Repair System caused injuries that forced a patient to endure multiple treatments and surgeries and caused permanent damage. Linda Gross, a South Dakota nurse, claims the Johnson & Johnson pelvic mesh implant was defective in design and manufacture and that the …

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Transvaginal mesh maker Bard to pay $5.5 million in civil verdict

A California woman was awarded $5 million and her husband $500,000 after a jury found that transvaginal mesh manufacturer C.R. Bard Inc.’s negligence caused the woman’s injuries including incontinence and chronic pain. The jury ruled on July 23, 2012, that Bard was 60 percent responsible and the surgeon 40 percent responsible for negligent handling of Bard’s Avaulta Plus vaginal mesh …

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FDA Report on Surgical Mesh for Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence

FDA report: Surgical Mesh for Treatment of Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence Read the full report (PDF).

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First Vaginal Mesh Trial Set Against Bard

U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in Charleston, West Virginia has set a February 5, 2013 trial date for the first of approximately 600 cases against Bard arising out of injuries as a result of the Avaulta device. The Bard cases have been consolidated with cases filed across the U.S. against Bard, Johnson & Johnson and other makers of vaginal …

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FDA: J&J Marketed Vaginal Mesh Implant Without Approval

The Gynecare Prolift was introduced in March 2005 by J&J, however the U.S. FDA did not learn about the Prolift until 2007 when J&J was seeking approval for a related product.  There are currently more than 550 lawsuits against J&J alleging injuries caused by vaginal mesh implants.

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Surgical Mesh Makers ordered by FDA to Study Risks

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered medical device manufacturers to study safety complications with surgical mesh used in women’s pelvic surgeries. In April an FDA report found that women who have the surgical mesh implanted are at greater risk of pain , bleeding and infection than women who have traditional surgery with stitches. For more information visit the FDA …

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