Plaintiff Ken Dilley suffered from bilateral hernias. He went in for surgery, and his physician—Defendant Dr. Leslie Edrich—used PerFix mesh plugs and patches manufactured by Defendants C.R. Bard, Inc. and Davol Inc. to repair the hernias. After suffering debilitating pain, Dilley went to another hospital about three years later and had to have the PerFix products removed. He then filed suit against Defendants alleging several products-liability theories under California law. C.R. Bard and Davol now move to dismiss the amended Complaint. ....
vaginalmeshlawsuit-lawyer.co As pelvic mesh lawsuits mount across the country, vaginal mesh manufacturer Endo Health Systems is under investigation for potential fraud.
a direct link to the complaint put forward .... a good read for those not familiar with why women are pursuing legal help
J&J Must Pay Damages in Mesh Incontinence Implant Verdict LossBy Jef Feeley April 04, 2014
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ:US) was ordered by a Texas jury to pay $1.2 million to a woman who alleged one of the company’s lines of vaginal-mesh implants to treat incontinence was defectively designed, in the first verdict against the company over those devices.
Jurors in state court in Dallas concluded the design of the TVT-O mesh sling implanted in Linda Batiste was flawed and the 64-year-old woman deserved $1.2 million in compensatory damages, her lawyers said. They argued Batiste suffered pelvic pain when the device eroded inside her.
J&J, based in New Brunswick, New Jersey, faces more than 12,000 lawsuits(JNJ:US) accusing its Ethicon unit of making improperly designed vaginal inserts, such as the slings, that damaged women’s organs and made sex painful. Most of the cases have been consolidated before a federal judge in West Virginia for pretrial information exchanges while other cases are being heard in state courts.
http://meshcomplications.com/mesh-complications/ Vaginal Mesh and Bladder Sling ComplicationsThe most frequent complications from these transvaginal mesh products include mesh erosion into the vagina, bladder, intestines and uterus, mesh shrinkage or contraction, mesh migration, mesh exposure, scar tissue formation, granuloma formation, infections, pelvic pain, urinary incontinence and development of urinary retention, dysuria (painful urination), dyspareunia (painful sexual relations), neuropathic pain, fistulas and recurrence of prolapsed organs. These complications have significantly decreased the quality of life many patients once enjoyed.
The failure of the Gynecare Prolift, Bard Avaulta, Boston Scientific Pinnacle and Uphold, and AMS Apogee, Perigee, and Elevate, and other bladder sling and pelvic mesh products, can also lead to the need for multiple operations to try to remove the mesh and to repair extensive damage caused by the mesh. In many cases the mesh cannot be completely removed, permanently compromising a woman’s health.
More Pelvic Mesh Bellwether Trials Scheduled in Ethicon LitigationPosted on February 19, 2014 by Cynthia A. Diaz-Shephard
Two bellwether trials are scheduled in an Ethicon multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving injury allegations concerning transvaginal pelvic mesh manufactured by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary.
Thousands of patients have brought lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturers, such as Ethicon, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Endo Health Solutions, Cook Medical, and Coloplast, according to MassDevice.com. Many cases in federal courts have been consolidated into the MDL overseen by Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia, according to MassDevice.com.
Posted by The Mesh Warrior in Daily Blog Update, In the News and tagged with Jane Akre, mike palecek blog, pelvic organ prolapse complications, SUI complications, The CorporationMarch 10, 2014Thank you Mike Palecek, author of the blog linked to
Economic Injustice For Victims Of Transvaginal Mesh ProceduresWhy Should You Be Concerned?
The latest trend in economic thinking has shifted the view of many towards a “for profit” model; this line of thinking has recently also started to spread into the health care sector. In the past, health care was relatively isolated from this type of thinking. Hospitals and medical clinics were largely run as charitable organizations that were built to serve the community.