History and Updates For Your Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit
May 2014 Vaginal Mesh News
AMS Agrees To Settle Their Vaginal Mesh Cases
Endo Health, the current owner of AMS, agreed to pay $830 million to about 20,000 women to settle AMS mesh implant lawsuits
April 2014 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News
In May of 2014 The FDA announced that it will re-classify transvaginal mesh products for SUI and POP from “moderate risk” to “high risk” and increase the regulation of the surgical mesh implants.
November 2013 Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Numbers Increase
37,468 lawsuits filed on behalf of injured women against 6 vaginal mesh manufacturers in federal court are accounted for and Bard, a major manufacturer of vaginal mesh and bladder sling products loses their first jury trial
Jurors Find Bard Responsible For Injuries
Bard is held liable for the injuries a woman sustained from one of their Prolene mesh products in the first of more than 5,500 lawsuits agains this mesh manufacturer.
June 2013 AMS Settles
American Medical Systems agrees to settle an undisclosed number of vaginal mesh lawsuits filed by women who were injured by the company’s failed surgical mesh implants.
J & J Held Liable In February 2013
A lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division goes to trial in New Jersey and a jury finds that their pelvic mesh was responsible for the pain and suffering of a woman who underwent 18 revision surgeries.
In October 2012 Doctors Take Another Look At The Mesh
The American Urogynecologic Society presents a survey that shows doctors are less likely to use vaginal mesh products for recurring POP in light of the FDA’s 2011 Prolene mesh warning.
IN January 2012 The FDA Orders More Testing Of The Vaginal Mesh By Mesh Manufacturers
The FDA orders makers of vaginal mesh to study the risks associated with their devices.
January 2012 Congress Weighs In On Vaginal Mesh
Congressional representatives issue a letter suggesting that the Energy and Commerce Committee review “whether FDA device regulation has been ineffective in protecting the public from dangerous medical devices” One of the products mentioned is the vaginal mesh
July 2011 FDA Safety Alert Issued, Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Date Is Used By Vaginal Mesh Lawyers To Start The Statute Of Limitations Clock Ticking
In a safety alert the FDA warns that serious complications resulting from vaginal mesh are not rare and poses greater risks. Mesh might be no more effective than other repair methods.