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Transvaginal Mesh Injuries as High as 40%

In an article published recently, injury rates as high as 40% may be attributed to vaginal mesh procedures. Here are the figures quoted: Up to 39.1 per cent of women suffer nerve injuries from instruments used during prolapse repairs. Up to 29.4 per cent of women suffer vascular injury and bleeding during insertion of a…

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Bladder Sling Removal

Bladder Slings, Pelvic Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh.  Whatever you want to call it.  These implants were supposed to help — Not Hurt — What may have looked like a good solution to Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary incontinence, clearly has not turned out well for anyone.  Particularly those people who have these implants. I read…

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Bladder Mesh use on the Rise

In a study recently published that looked at POP surgeries in New York State, the study showed an increase in Mesh use. They found POP repair with mesh rose from 21% in 2008 to 30% in 2011. This, despite the thousands of lawsuits filed around the country in courts like West Virginia, Philadephia, and Boston.…

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Judge Says — Settle Before Juries Award Billions in Bladder Sling cases

From a recent court transcript a judge managing the transvaginal mesh cases in a federal court in West Virginia has said to Bard, one of the mesh implant makers. “I can’t imagine a corporation facing potentially billions of dollars in verdicts wouldn’t find it advisable to try to achieve a settlement for a much lesser…

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Two more verdicts against Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific hit with two verdicts recently relating to their bladder slings.  The first was recently in Miami.  That trial involved 4 women who sued because of pain and damage they developed from using these slings.  That resulted in a $26 million dollar verdict. The second came from a West Virginia trial court this last…

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Bladder Sling Verdict $26.7 Million Against Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific is hit with a $26.7 million dollar compensatory damage verdict.  The case involved 4 women who had the Pinnacle system used to treat prolapse. As expected this is helpful to plaintiffs all over who may have claims against not only Boston Scientific but also other bladder sling manufacturers.  What these verdicts (both positive…

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Bladder Mesh Settlements (Summary)

This happens with all of these types of lawsuits usually.  There are a number of verdicts which start to create a range of values that people can look to to see if the cases can be settled.  It is now starting to happen with transvaginal mesh lawsuits too. Here are some fo the major mesh…

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$72 Million Verdict Against Boston Scientific in Texas Court

We are starting to see reports that late on Monday a jury awarded $72 Million in damages in a Transvaginal Mesh Case.  It seems that the bulk of the damages were punitive in nature.  ($65 million) There will be more details to come for sure.  The case involves a lady who alleged nerve damage and…

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Johnson & Johnson (Ethicon) hit with a $3.2 Million Verdict

In a Federal Court in West Virginia, a jury has returned a verdict against Johnson & Johnson for $3.2 Millionin damages. It appears the jury found the company liable for a faulty design and failing to warn patients that the product can cause injuries such as infection, bleeding and pain. This is a developing story and…

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