Surgical Mesh Articles
April 17, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
London, UK: British tabloids have sensationalised transvaginal mesh by describing one victim’s botched surgery a “biting vagina”; an Australian Senator compares the mesh to Thalidomide as one of Australia's worst health scandals; and in the US a transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit is settled for $12.3 million.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Global Roundup: Sensational, Scandal and Settlement ]
April 7, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Brady, TX:”If you ever get a hernia, don’t get the kind of abdominal mesh I have,” says Kade. “It’s hard to wrap my head around the fact that I went to the hospital to get something fixed and came out hurting more.”Read [ Abdominal Mesh Recipient has More Pain after Hernia Surgery ]
March 25, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Winnipeg, SK: Colleen had a transvaginal mesh implant almost seven years ago, and for three of those years she has looked for a doctor to remove the TVT Sling, to no avail. If it isn’t removed soon, Colleen thinks she may never have sex again.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Victim Speaks Candidly about Sex Problems ]
March 15, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: Two hernia mesh lawsuits have been filed related to failed Ethicon Physiomesh that has since been recalled voluntarily by the manufacturer in several countries. The product was approved in 2010 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through the fast-track 510(k) Clearance program as it was deemed to be substantially similar to other products on the market at the time.Read [ Two Recent Surgical Mesh Lawsuits Assert Ethicon Physiomesh is Defective ]
March 1, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego, CA: Just over a year from now the first Ethicon surgical abdominal mesh lawsuit is slated for trial. According to a recent study published in JAMA, there could be many more reports of hernia complications—and abdominal mesh lawsuits—before Ethicon’s Physiomesh trial.Read [ First Physiomesh Hernia Mesh Lawsuit Slated for Trial – and More Mesh Complications ]
February 28, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Toronto, ONT: Boston Scientific is the first of several transvaginal mesh manufacturers to face a certified contested action concerning transvaginal meshes in Canada.Read [ Canadian Transvaginal Mesh Class Action ]
February 19, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Concord, NH: He may have the same name as the long-dead soul singer, but James Brown does not feel good about the C-Qur abdominal mesh used for a hernia repair and the plaintiff, through his surgical mesh lawsuit, has plenty to say about it.Read [ Plaintiff Claims C-Qur Mesh Biologically Incompatible with Human Tissue ]
February 5, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Portland, OR: Given the amount of recent complaints following hernia repair surgery, abdominal mesh complications could soon equal, or even surpass, transvaginal mesh complaints, of which more than 100,000 lawsuits have been filed.Read [ Hernia Mesh Implants: Risks Outweigh Benefits ]
January 28, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Concord, NH: A lesser-known hernia mesh that is beginning to attain some traction in legal circles is Atrium C-QUR Hernia Mesh, a product approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006. Akin to other mesh products made by competing manufacturers for hernia repair, plaintiffs are filing lawsuits alleging complications.Read [ Something Fishy Allegedly Going on with Atrium C-QUR Mesh ]
January 21, 2017. By Jane Mundy.
Pittsburgh, PA: If transvaginal mesh litigation at the beginning of 2017 is anything to go by, the coming year is hopeful for mesh victims.Read [ Transvaginal Mesh Litigation: Positive Start to 2017 ]