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States prosecute Johnson & Johnson alleging ‘deceptive practices’ related to transvaginal mesh

Besides the 35,000 personal injury lawsuits that Johnson and Johnson faces related to its transvaginal mesh (TVM), the company is also facing suits by both the states of Washington and California. According to Law360, the states’ attorneys general filed complaints against the company and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. alleging false advertising and deceptive marketing related to the devices. The complaints claim J&J knowingly concealed the risks associated with its TVM product and misrepresented the severity and frequency of common complications. The complaints also claim violations of the states’ unfair competition and consumer protection laws. Law360 reported that “Both states are seeking injunctive relief and ... Read More

People are asking how banned transvaginal mesh device TFS was ever allowed on the market

This week the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) on Lateline interviewed grandmother Barb Jobson about the devastating consequences of the Australian-made transvaginal mesh device that was banned just 13 months after she had her operation. “There was no indication that there was going to be any problems. It was God’s answer to women,” Barb told ABC. She hadn’t been warned about any potential complications and the device had been advertised as proven safe and effective in spite of the fact that two years earlier medical experts had published a paper raising concerns about the product, known as TFS. According to MSN the ... Read More

Women’s Health Medical Devices Market Research Report just published

A Women’s Health Medical Devices Market Research Report has just been published by Market Reports World offering insight into growth markets and unmet needs in the women’s health industry, analysis of trends and of current and future competition in the U.S. market, and looking into what has hindered the adoption of newer technologies, among other things. It specifically offers physicians’ perspectives, with perceptive quotes from leading gynecologists, urogynecologists, interventional radiologists, and general surgeons from around the world. The women’s health medical device market includes technologies such as global endometrial devices, endometrial resection devices, uterine fibroid embolization agents, female sterilization devices, ... Read More

How do you deal with urinary incontinence if you don’t want transvaginal mesh?

Urinary incontinence affects about 200 million people worldwide, 25 million Americans and 3.3 million Canadians. As Divine.ca, a Canadian online women’s magazine puts it, “That’s a lot of people!” The magazine interviewed Dr. Jaques Corcos a urology professor at McGill University and director of two urology units in Montreal with questions about urinary incontinence to help break through some of the taboo around the discussion of the subject for its readers. The timing is right for this kind of candid conversation, encouragement and helpful advice for women who suffer from urinary incontinence. Up until recently many women were treated for stress urinary ... Read More

Resolution for nearly 50 women allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh

Law360 reports that this week close to 50 women have settled with C.R. Bard Inc. and agreed to end their lawsuits against the company. The lawsuits sought to hold Bard liable for injuries they say they sustained due to allegedly faulty transvaginal mesh implants. The suits were dismissed with prejudice from the pelvic mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL) by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, who is overseeing the seven separate MDLs in West Virginia. MDLs against the seven manufacturers of transvaginal mesh have been consolidated into one giant litigation with a total of around 70,000 pending cases. Law360 reports that according ... Read More

federal prosecutors are moving forward against alleged counterfeit transvaginal mesh

The Boston Globe reports that a criminal investigation against Boston Scientific has begun to get underway. This is different from the thousands of civil suits against Boston Scientific that are a part of the tens of thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated in multidistrict litigation (MDL) in West Virginia under U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. The civil suits involve individual plaintiffs who are suing the respective manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices for alleged complications such as infections, bleeding, severe pain and discomfort, urinary and fecal incontinence, erosion of the mesh into the vaginal tissue, organ perforation, and painful intercourse. ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s 1Q sales show modest decline

Johnson & Johnson saw only a small decline in first-quarter profits thanks in part to booming sales of its prescription drugs, including the blood thinner Xarelto, but sales of its baby care items, which includes Johnson’s Baby Powder, took a beating by competition. Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest producer of health care products, reported net income of $4.29 billion, down from $4.32 billion from the first quarter of 2015. Despite this, the company did beat Wall Street’s modest expectations. Johnson & Johnson is a multi-billion-dollar-earning multinational medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods manufacturer that produces everything from over-the-counter ... Read More

Transvaginal mesh injuries inspire ‘warriors’ fighting against ‘epidemic medical issue’

Transvaginal mesh injuries are so devastating that it isn’t only women who have suffered themselves who are speaking out against the devices, their manufacturers and the surgeons who are still performing these procedures. Family and friends are watching the aftermath of mesh and it is changing their perspectives and even some of their lives. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence. POP is when organs have dropped due to age, obesity or childbirth. Stress urinary incontinence is when a tiny bit of urine leaks during sneezing, coughing ... Read More

Johnson & Johnson still profiting despite losing personal injury lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson has been slammed with litigation, paying millions to plaintiffs claiming they were injured by the company’s products. But those hits are not enough to keep several brokerages from upgrading the ratings for Johnson & Johnson stock. Goldman Sachs, for example, recently changed its prognosis to “neutral” after holding it at “sell” for 14 months. But the company’s luck may eventually run out. On Feb. 22, a state jury in Missouri slapped the company with a $72 million verdict in a lawsuit that blamed the company’s talcum power products for causing a woman’s ovarian cancer death. Johnson & ... Read More

Transvaginal mesh featured in late-night comedy skit but TVM injuries are no laughing matter

It’s not likely that many people would have guessed that transvaginal mesh (TVM) would become a household word, one discussed over sushi with girlfriends. But that’s exactly what it’s become. More than 80,000 lawsuits against seven manufacturers of transvaginal mesh have been consolidated into six multidistrict litigations (MDLs) that are currently underway. Already since last August there have been four high-profile multimillion-dollar verdicts against CR Bard and Johnson and Johnson, two of the manufacturers of the mesh products. Used to treat disorders such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, TVM has allegedly caused serious injuries including erosion of the mesh into the vaginal tissue, organ ... Read More