Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
Thousands of women throughout New Mexico and the United States received transvaginal mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence during the last decade. Since 2008, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received thousands of reports of transvaginal mesh erosion, failure and rejection. Baron and Budd shareholder and co-founder Russell Budd currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, a group of court appointed lawyers that help lead all of the litigation.
An Executive Summary issued by the FDA details 2,874 incidents of injury, malfunction and death that were reported between 2008 and 2010. Accordingly, hundreds of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are currently pending in New Mexico and other courts around the U.S. because of the alleged injuries women sustained after receiving one of these devices. (MDL No. 2187 | In Re C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation)
According to a July 9, 2013 article from LawyersandSettlements.com, transvaginal mesh was fast-tracked for approval through the FDA with the 501(k) policy, meaning the mesh was never subjected to rigorous pre-market clinical trials and testing, like traditional medical devices. Transvaginal mesh was approved for sale because manufacturers convinced the FDA the mesh products were substantially similar to other products already available to the public.
“We are alarmed at the number of transvaginal mesh erosions, failures and rejections reported to the FDA from patients in New Mexico and around the country,” said Stephen Blackburn, attorney at Baron and Budd. “These complications can result in everything from pelvic pain and infection to organ perforation and emotional trauma.”
New Mexico has a three-year statute of limitations for filing your transvaginal mesh lawsuit. To learn more about Baron and Budd’s Women’s Health Team and transvaginal mesh lawsuits, visit the firm’s website at: http://baronandbudd.com/areas-of-practice/pharmaceuticals/transvaginal-mesh-litigation/ or call us at 866-472-9108.
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