Defective Medical Devices - Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit News
Surgeons Less Likely to Use Transvaginal Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair
- Ennis & Ennis
10/17/2012 - A survey of physicians at the annual meeting of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists (AAGL) revealed a decreased use of mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).
Erinn M. Myers, MD, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery fellow, led the survey in November 2011, just four months after the FDA issued a warning of the dangers associated with the use of transvaginal mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence.
The survey revealed that urogynecologic surgeons were significantly more likely to use the mesh for abdominal POP repair as they were for vaginal POP repair. More specifically 99 respondents had previously utilized the transvaginal mesh for recurrent vaginal POP repair. Of those 99 respondents, only 75 were still utilizing the mesh for that purpose after the July 2011 FDA warning. Overall 23% reported that they intended to decrease the use of mesh.
This is good news for women in light of all of the litigation that is currently taking place relating to transvaginal mesh side effects such as recurrent prolapse, mesh erosion, painful intercourse and repeated infections.
Manufacturers of the transvaginal mesh devices include the following:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon: In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327) – bellwether trial scheduled to begin January 2013.
- C.R. Bard: In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187) – bellwether trial scheduled to begin March 2013 and June 2013.
- American Medical Systems : In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325) – bellwether trial to begin later in 2013.
- Boston Scientific: In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326) – bellwether trial to begin later in 2013.
- Coloplast: MDL just established in August 2012 (MDL 2387) so no trial date is established.
If you or a loved one have suffered or been injured by an transvaginal mesh implant you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the vaginal mesh Lawsuit attorneys of Ennis & Ennis today for a free confidential case evaluation. Our lawyers are standing by to answer any questions you may have regarding your transvaginal mesh injury or a possible vaginal mesh class action lawsuit. Call us toll-free at: 1.800.856.6405 or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page.