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Lawyers seek resolution for transvaginal mesh cases, request move out of MDL

Manufacturers of transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence are being sued by tens of thousands of women who claim defective mesh caused internal injuries and left many in constant pain. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reclassified transvaginal mesh as a high-risk device earlier this year, acknowledging more than 1,500 reports of problems, these numbers are only likely to increase. According to the FDA, reported complications from the transvaginal placement of the surgical mesh include erosion of the mesh into the vaginal tissue, organ perforation, pain, infection, painful intercourse, and urinary and fecal ... Read More

News report questions what Bard knew of its IVC filter defects

Questions are being raised about how much medical device company C.R. Bard knew about health risks associated with its Recovery inferior vena cava (IVC) filter, which has been linked to several deaths and non-fatal injuries. Retrievable IVC filters are spider-like wire devices that are implanted in the vena cava, the body’s largest vein, to stop blood clots from reaching the heart and lungs. The filters are used in patients who cannot tolerate blood thinners. Bard is one of 11 manufacturers of the device, which also include Johnson & Johnson and Cook Medical. Retrievable IFC filters were introduced in 2003 and have been ... Read More

Transvaginal mesh makers ordered to conduct safety studies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ordered manufacturers of surgical mesh used to treat pelvic floor disorders to conduct three years of trials to determine just how dangerous their devices are and whether they provide any benefit over older methods of treatment. The order comes just months after the FDA began a safety review on the mesh after discovering a five-fold jump in deaths, injuries and malfunctions associated with the devices. Transvaginal mesh is used to repair conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The mesh is implanted through the vagina and is used ... Read More