Product liability lawsuits filed against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products are mounting ahead of an approaching two-year statute of limitations in several states. Six medical device makers – Boston Scientific, Coloplast, C.R. Bard, Ethicon/Johnson& Johnson, and Cook Medical Systems – are among the medical device makers who collectively face about 16,000 lawsuits filed by women and their families. The lawsuits blame transvaginal mesh products, used to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and urinary incontinence, for serious and often debilitating injuries. Many plaintiffs allege that the polypropylene devices eroded through the vaginal wall, perforated organs, caused vaginal scarring and shrinkage, bleeding, infection ... Read More
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