cialis online

Boston Scientific Named In 300 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Device maker, Boston Scientific, has been named in 300 transvaginal mesh lawsuits. The controversial devices are typically used during surgical procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Sadly, patients describe horrific pain and infections that worsen even after corrective surgery is attempted, leaving these women with limited options and debilitating health responses.

Transvaginal mesh devices were approved through the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510(k) fast-track approval process. The 501(k) enables a device access to the market with reduced pre-market safety testing if that device is similar to a previously approved device. Because of the significant outpouring of adverse reactions reports associated with these devices, as well as mounting lawsuits, the agency is considering rescinding 510(k) approvals for transvaginal mesh devices used in POP repair. As a matter-of-fact, the FDA recently asked transvaginal mesh device makers to conduct safety studies of their products.

In 1999, Boston Scientific recalled its ProteGen Sling, following many complaints of pain, infections, and injuries. Now, Johnson & Johnson is involved in a number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits involving a product approved via a 510(K) clearance because of its similarity to the defective Boston Scientific ProteGen sling, said NewsInferno.

Boston Scientific, said Massachusetts Market (Mass. Market), maintains that transvaginal placement of mesh for SUI and POP remains an important patient treatment options. But, plaintiffs suffering from inflammation and infection, pain from mesh shrinkage, extrusion of mesh through the vaginal wall, and pain during intercourse and urination—just some of the reported reactions,—now wonder if they received sufficient information on the devices’ possible risks.

In one case, the plaintiff accuses Boston Scientific of routinely minimizing problems, underreporting and withholding information, on its vaginal mesh sling products, from patients, doctors, and the FDA, said Mass. Massachusetts. Undergoing surgery in 2008 for pelvic discomfort and incontinence, Sheila Roach filed a lawsuit last week in Boston federal court, blaming the device on her incapacitating pain and infections, which continue and continue to worsen, despite 2010 corrective surgery, said Mass. Market.

Federal cases against Boston Scientific are being consolidated in Charleston, West Virginia, and similar lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard and American Medical Systems, in addition to Johnson & Johnson. Some 1,300 federal lawsuits, as a matter-of-fact, have been filed against the four firms; about 170 name Boston Scientific. At least 100 more have been filed against Boston Scientific in Middlesex County and are under the oversight of Judge Diane Kottmyer, bringing the total lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific to about 300, to date.

The FDA said in a July Safety Communication that it received 2,874 new reports of complications linked to transvaginal surgical mesh procedures from January 2008 through December 2010; 1,503 were associated with POP repairs and 1,371, with SUI repairs. According to agency, even when women undergo surgery, sometimes multiple times, to remove defective mesh, complications continue because it nearly impossible to completely remove the device.

« »

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

NEWS CATEGORIES

GOVERNMENT NOTICES

ARCHIVES


Defective Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implants

The Johnson & Johnson Depuy ASR Hip Implant is suppose to last 15 years, but can fail in only a few years after surgery. Victims with faulty hip implants endure excruciating pain, pain in the groin, death of tissue in the hip joint and loss of surrounding bone. GET ALL THE FACTS NOW! CLICK HERE!
defective-hip-replacement.com

CAT Scans Radiation Exposure

If you had a CT or CAT scan and now have a band of missing hair, skin reddening or any other problems possibly related to a radiation overdose, you may have been exposed to much radiation due to incorrect settings on these machines. CONTACT US TODAY!
CAT-Scans-Radiation-Exposure.com

Water Contamination From Fracking

Hydraulic Fracturing of Fracking a way to extract natural gas from shale is contaminating water supplies across the country. Get the facts to keep your drinking water safe for your family.
WaterContaminationFrom Fracking.com

Overexposure to PCBs

Many people unknowingly have been exposed to high levels of PCBs. Recently 3 schools in NY City were found to have dangerous levels of PCBs throughout. Many workers for Monsanto, General Electric, and Westinghouse were exposed to high levels of PCBs. PCBs are a dangerous toxic substance that doesn't break down easily and can cause chloracne, bleeding and neurological disorders, liver damage, spontaneous abortions, malformed babies, cancer, and death. GET THE FACTS!
Overexposure to PCBs.com

Great Photography

Tallis Photo, the number one photographer for great corporate, wedding, and special occasion photos. CONTACT US TODAY!
TallisPhoto.com

Poligrip Lawsuit

Super Poligrip or Fixodent May Cause Nerve Damage. 800-LAW-INFO
Poligrip-Lawsuit.com

Personal Injury Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured CONTACT US TODAY!
Nassau-Personal-Injury-Lawyer-Online.com

Nursing Home Blog

When a loved one is abused at a nursing home, it is time to take action. STOP nursing home abuse!
nursing-home-blog.com

Car Accident Lawyer Nassau County

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident CONTACT US TODAY!
www.nassau-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Suffolk County Auto Accident Lawyer

If you or someone you love was injured in an auto accident in Suffolk County, NY CONTACT US TODAY!
www.suffolk-car-accident-lawyer-online.com

Don't Be Denied Veterans Benefits

If you or someone you love was denied veterans benefits CONTACT US TODAY!
www.veterans-benefits-denial.com

Oil Rig Spills Lawyer

Oil Rig Spills harm the environment and cause heavy losses to coastal game and fishing industries, as well as a loss of waterway usage, resulting in a loss of income to individuals and businesses, and a loss of beach front usage. Don't let a spill cause you harm, CONTACT US TODAY!
www.oil-rig-spills.com

Whistle Blower

Stand up and say what you think is right. See something, say something.
whistlebloweradvisor.com