Dayton, OH (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Wright & Schulte LLC a leading defective medical device law firm, has filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits / vaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of two women who allegedly suffered serious bodily injuries following implantation of transvaginal mesh products marketed by American Medical Systems (AMS) and C.R. Bard. A lawsuit against C.R. Bard was filed on July 12, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio on behalf of a woman from Licking County, Ohio (Case: 2:12-cv-00621-GLF-MRA). A second complaint naming AMS and its subsidiary, Endo Pharmaceuticals, as Defendants, was filed on behalf of a woman from South Portsmouth, Kentucky in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky on July 13, 2013 (Case No. 0:12-cv-00066-HRW).
According to the complaint filed in Ohio, the Plaintiff received C.R. Bard’s Pelvitex Transvaginal Mesh and Bard Ajust sling during surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence on July 16, 2010. The lawsuit alleges that as result of the transvaginal mesh products implanted in her, the Plaintiff has experienced significant mental and physical pain and suffering, as well as sustained permanent injury, and permanent and substantial physical deformity. She is scheduled to undergo corrective surgery in July 2012, and may have to undergo additional future surgeries. The lawsuit further alleges that the Plaintiff has suffered financial or economic loss, including, but not limited to, obligations for medical services and expenses, and present and future lost wages.
The Plaintiff named in the Kentucky lawsuit was implanted with an AMS MiniMonarc Sling on September 24, 2008. According to the complaint, she began to experience pain, discomfort and vaginal discharge in 2009, for which she sought medical attention. In 2011, her condition worsened. The lawsuit alleges that the Plaintiff suffered serious bodily injuries, including, but not limited to, extreme pain, infection, urinary problems, scarring, additional surgery and other injuries, all as a result of the AMS MiniMonarc Sling. The complaint further alleges that these injuries would not have occurred but for the defective nature of the product implanted and/or AMS's wrongful conduct.
The plaintiffs represented by Wright & Schulte LLC are among the hundreds of women throughout the U.S. who have filed lawsuits alleging transvaginal mesh products marketed by C.R. Bard, AMS and other manufacturers caused them to suffer serious and life-altering injuries. Currently, four federal transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations are pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin: In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327), In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325); In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326); and In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187).
Additional lawsuits are also pending in state courts throughout the U.S. Recently, a California jury awarded $5.5 million to a woman who claimed to have suffered serious injuries from a C.R. Bard transvaginal mesh device. [bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-24/bard-must-pay-5-5-million-over-vaginal-mesh-implants.html]
On October 20, 2008, the Food & Drug Administration ("FDA") issued a Public Heath Notification that described over 1,000 complaints that had been reported over a three year period relating to transvaginal mesh products. In a second Public Health Notification issued on July 13, 2011, the FDA noted that it had received a total of 2,864 reports of complications between 2008 and 2010. The FDA concluded that serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse, including neuromuscular problems, vaginal scarring/shrinkage and emotional problems were "not rare". The FDA further concluded that transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse repair with mesh "does not improve symptomatic results or quality of life over traditional non mesh repair.”
Wright & Schulte LLC offers free lawsuit evaluations to victims of transvaginal mesh injuries. If you or someone you love suffered serious, life-altering complication following implantation of transvaginal mesh, please visit http://www.yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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