Transvaginal Mesh Patch News

Patients turning to governments for help with transvaginal mesh problems

August 8th, 2014

Patients across the globe are reaching out to their governments for help with transvaginal mesh problems. Women and doctors are petitioning government health agencies, include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to demand action against surgical mesh patches they say are injuring women. More »

Women join together to ban transvaginal mesh

June 12th, 2014

Welsh women are joining together to urge their governments to ban transvaginal mesh implants after thousands of women have suffered severe injuries. Jemima Williams is leading the campaign to ban the mesh implants after having suffered from transvaginal mesh side effects for more than 12 years. More »

Endo agrees to pay $830 M in transvaginal mesh lawsuit settlement

June 10th, 2014

Endo International has agreed to pay $830 million to patients who filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits claiming the company’s mesh devices caused injuries. The settlement will cover many, but not all of the 22,000 transvaginal mesh side effects lawsuits filed against Endo and its subsidiary, American Medical Systems. More »

New social media movement takes aim at transvaginal mesh manufacturer

May 12th, 2014

A social media campaign anchored by the website “Johnson and Johnson hurts women.org” is taking aim at transvaginal mesh manufacturer Johnson & Johnson. The campaign, sponsored by Corporate Action Network (CAN), urges company whistleblowers to come forward about the company’s transvaginal mesh devices and investors to stay away from the company. More »

Texas jury awards $1.2 M to mesh victim

April 16th, 2014

A Texas jury ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $1.2 million a woman who suffered injuries after receiving a transvaginal mesh device made by the company. The ruling is the first decision in thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against mesh manufacturers. More »

Mayo clinic recommends less invasive options to fix POP, SUI

March 28th, 2014

In a Chicago Tribune blog, The Mayo Clinic has recommended less invasive options for treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Thousands of women have transvaginal mesh surgery to treat these conditions, though sometimes conservative therapy is a better option, the clinic suggests. More »

Mayo clinic recommends less invasive options to fix POP, SUI

March 13th, 2014

In a Chicago Tribune blog, The Mayo Clinic has recommended less invasive options for treating pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Thousands of women have transvaginal mesh surgery to treat these conditions, though sometimes conservative therapy is a better option, the clinic suggests. More »

UK hospitals ordered to warn patients of transvaginal mesh complications

February 19th, 2014

After receiving letters from the Daily Mail and countless patients in the UK, the National Health Service has ordered hospitals to warn patients of risks associated with transvaginal mesh. They must also institute measures to make the mesh operations safer. More »

Scottish law to protect asbestos victims now applies to transvaginal mesh victims

November 18th, 2013

A new Scottish law which allows any patient exposed to asbestos to receive legal compensation now applies to women who received a transvaginal mesh patch. The law states that because it can take years for symptoms of transvaginal mesh failure to develop, patients do not have to have shown symptoms before being entitled to damages. More »

More than 39,000 Australian women received potentially dangerous transvaginal mesh

October 10th, 2013

More than 39,000 Australian women received potentially dangerous transvaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Of those, 390 have joined a growing potential class action transvaginal mesh lawsuit, which could be the largest product class action in Australia’s history. More »

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