Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Overview And Timeline

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.