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Vaginal Mesh lawyers are filing vaginal mesh lawsuits for women experiencing the physical and psychological effects of this faulty Pelvic mesh product. We can help you get a trans vaginal mesh lawyer if your mesh has been implanted in a 3,4,5 or 6 year statute state
Our experienced Pelvic mesh lawyers can help you if your vaginal mesh or bladder sling was surgically implanted in one of the 3,4,5 and 6 year statute of limitations major cities: D.C., Daytona, Fort Myers, Ft Lauderdale, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Keys, Lakeland, Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Sarasota, St. Augustine, Boston, Springfield, Worcester, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Jackson, Lansing, Minneapolis, St Paul, Charlotte. Fayetteville, Greensboro, Raleigh, Wilmington, Winston Salem, Fargo, Providence, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, Greenville, Seattle, Tacoma, Charleston, Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette, Milwaukee, Montana, Billings, Springfield, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Omaha ,Manchester, Albuquerque, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Durham, Fayetteville, Wilmington, Providence, Charleston Seattle, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Casper and Laramie transvaginal mesh lawsuits are still being filed.
Our Lawyers Are Accepting Transvaginal mesh Lawsuits for surgical mesh implanted in 3, 4, 5 and 6 year Product Liability Statute States. If your vaginal mesh or bladder sling was implanted in: Arkansas, D.C, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, N.Y, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming you are still good for a pelvic mesh repair lawsuit given you meet all the other criteria. If you have a Boston Scientific or AMS mesh you may still be able to file your lawsuit even in a 2 year statute state. It is imperative that you discuss your options with a qualified vaginal mesh lawsuit attorney.
Lets look at the Recent History
May 16, 2011 – New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Study on Transvaginal Mesh Complicatiions: A new study published in the NEJM has confirmed that the use of surgical mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) carries the risk of serious side effects including bladder perforation and pelvic hemorrhaging. Click here to read more.
July 13, 2011 – Transvaginal Mesh FDA Warning: The FDA has issued an updated safety communication warning that surgical placement of transvaginal mesh to repair POP may expose patients to a greater risk of side effects than other treatment options. In addition to the increased risk of side effects, the FDA stated that vaginal mesh offers no greater clinical value or improved quality of life over other surgical methods. Click here to learn more.
August 25, 2011 – Public Citizen Calls on FDA to Recall Vaginal Mesh: In response to a high number of reports linking vaginal mesh products to erosion, pain, bleeding and urinary incontinence, the watchdog group Public Citizen has called on the FDA to recall the controversial devices. Click here to read more.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Lawyers Report
FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Date Issued: July 13, 2011 This is an important date as it is when the state statute dates start.
Based on an updated analysis of adverse events reported to the FDA and complications described in the scientific literature, the FDA identified surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP as an area of continuing serious concern.
The FDA is issuing this update to inform you that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare. This is a change from what the FDA previously reported on Oct. 20, 2008. Furthermore, it is not clear that transvaginal POP repair with mesh is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients with POP and it may expose patients to greater risk. This Safety Communication provides updated recommendations for health care providers and patients and updates the FDA’s activities involving surgical mesh for the transvaginal repair of POP.
The FDA continues to evaluate the effects of using surgical mesh to repair SUI and will communicate these findings at a later date.
For detailed information, please see: Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh: Update on the Safety and Effectiveness of Transvaginal Placement for Pelvic Organ Prolapse.
Summary of Problem and Scope:
In the Oct. 20, 2008 FDA Public Health Notification, the number of adverse events reported to the FDA for surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and SUI for the previous 3-year period (2005 – 2007) was “over 1,000.” Since then, from Jan. 01, 2008 through Dec. 31, 2010, the FDA received 2,874 additional reports of complications associated with surgical mesh devices used to repair POP and SUI, with 1,503 reports associated with POP repairs and 1,371 associated with SUI repairs. Although it is common for adverse event reporting to increase following an FDA safety communication, we are concerned that the number of adverse event reports remains high.
From 2008 – 2010, the most frequent complications reported to the FDA for surgical mesh devices for POP repair include mesh erosion through the vagina (also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse (dyspareunia), organ perforation, and urinary problems. There were also reports of recurrent prolapse, neuro-muscular problems, vaginal scarring/shrinkage, and emotional problems. Many of these complications require additional intervention, including medical or surgical treatment and hospitalization.
Major transvaginal mesh lawsuit and bladder sling lawsuit manufacturers
major transvaginal mesh manufacturers have products in more than one, if not all, of these categories. Bard, Gynecare, AMS (American Medical Systems) and Boston Scientific arguably have the largest market shares of transvaginal mesh products.
C.R. Bard’s products include:
Bard Pelvilace or Pelvicol
Bard Uretex TO
Bard Uretex TOO2
Bard Uretex TOO3
Gynecare/Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson products include:
Gynecare TVT Exact
Gynecare TVT Abbrevo
Gynecare TVT Retropubic System
Gynecare TVT Obturator
Gynecare TVT Secur
Gynecare Gynemesh PS
AMS’s products include:
AMS MiniArc Precise Single-Incision Sling
AMS MiniArc Single Incision Sling
AMS Monarc Subfascial Hammock
AMS In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
AMS Sparc Self-Fixating Sling System
Boston Scientific products include:
Boston Scientific Arise
Boston Scientific Pinnacle
Boston Scientific Advantage Fit
Boston Scientific Lynx
Boston Scientific Obtryx
Boston Scientific Prefyx PPS
Boston Scientific Solyx
Others include Tyco Covidian (which manufacturers the Tyco Covidian Duo and Mentor ObTape)