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Ethicon Mesh Product

Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, manufacturers vaginal mesh devices intended to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Though some users report positive results, many found their health issues worsened once their mesh device was in place – some even experienced painful side effects and required follow-up procedures to repair the damage […]

Transvaginal mesh is used to provide extra support when repairing weakened tissue caused by pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Mesh can be made from animal materials or from synthetic polypropylene, which is a thermoplastic polymer. Despite FDA approval of mesh devices, women implanted with synthetic mesh have experienced a number of health problems, […]

Many familiar with transvaginal mesh have been aware of the risks for some time, but until recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had limited the classification of the devices. On January 4, 2016, that changed when the FDA announced two major updates to its position on transvaginal mesh. The first was the reclassification of […]

The 2014 Litigator Award winners have been announced, and the Lakewood, Colorado-based trial law firm Andrus Wagstaff, PC, is proud to be among the recipients of what’s known as “the Oscars of Trial Law.” The Litigator Awards are handed out by the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, LLC. According to the Board’s website, it each […]

The results of preliminary lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturers seems to indicate that the legal tide is turning in favor of women who claim that the devices cause injuries such as pain, bleeding and infection. Seven mesh device makers, including Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard and Endo International, are facing thousands of lawsuits […]

Recent TVM Verdicts

Pelvic mesh is a medical device originally designed for hernia repair that was repurposed for use in women suffering from conditions including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, the device was not tested by the FDA for this use. Thousands of injured women allege that the mesh erodes prematurely, causing injuries including severe pain, sexual dysfunction […]

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