surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012
The media spotlight is often a double-edged sword. No one knows this better than Stacey Pangborn. And yet, gossip and rumor-mongering aside, the real story here is being overlooked according to Sean Burke of AttorneyOne.
According to court documents, on April 3rd, 2012, a Minnesota woman, Stacey Pangborn, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (case no. 1:2012cv01018) alleging that she suffered serious complications as a result of her use of a Transvaginal Mesh device. Transvaginal surgical mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). In the lawsuit, Pangborn claims that she was implanted with the Gynemesh transvaginal mesh device to treat her pelvic organ prolapse and/or stress urinary incontinence. Her vaginal mesh failed and she experienced side effects including recurring incontinence and prolapse, severe pain in her abdomen, pelvis, and vagina, mental and physical pain and suffering, and financial loss. She is suing device manufacturer Ethicon and its parent company, Johnson & Johnson for more than $75,000.
Approximately 150 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed nationwide in three multidistrict litigation cases are consolidated in a fourth. Defendants are the manufacturers American Medical Systems (MDL No. 2325), Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326) and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon (MDL No. 2327).
AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, can provide helpful advice and simple solutions including how to get in contact with legal counsel so that, in case of Transvaginal Mesh severe adverse events, someone can easily and inexpensively deal with it. As Mr. Burke, director of Media Relations for AttorneyOne.com, added, “What all this information really illustrates is that threat from Transvaginal Mesh remains. For that reason, our focus should squarely fall on getting the word out and assisting people in finding the right legal assistance.”
On July 13th, 2011 the U.S. FDA issued an updated safety communication warning health care providers and patients that surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options. From 2008 to 2010, the FDA received 1503 adverse event reports associated with mesh used for POP repair, five times as many as the agency received from 2005 to 2007.
AttorneyOne.com has further information on Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits including how to get in contact with legal counsel.
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