Columbus, OH (PRWEB) December 10, 2012
Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading nationwide law firm and Ohio personal injury law firm, has filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit on behalf of a woman who sustained serious injuries, allegedly due to C.R. Bard’s Align Urethral Support System. The complaint, which was filed on October 22, 2012, in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, is one of scores of transvaginal mesh lawsuits pending in the C. R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic System Products Liability Litigation (MDL 2187) underway in the Southern District of West Virginia. (Case No. 2:12-cv-06890)
The safety of transvaginal mesh products like the C.R. Bard Align Urethral Support System are currently being reviewed by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), which is considering a recommendation made by its Obstetrics-Gynecology Devices Panel in September 2011 to reclassify transvaginal mesh used in pelvic organ prolapse repair from Class II to Class III. In January, the agency ordered the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products, including C.R. Bard, to conduct post-market studies of their devices to assess their safety. http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/ImplantsandProsthetics/UroGynSurgicalMesh/default.htm
On October 20, 2008, the 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. By the time the agency issued a second Public Health Notification on July 13, 2011, it had received an additional 2,864 reports of complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. The agency concluded that serious injuries associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ proplapse, including neuromuscular problems, vaginal scarring/shrinkage and emotional problems, were “not rare”. The FDA further concluded that transvaginal POP repair with mesh “does not improve symptomatic results or quality of life over traditional non mesh repair.”
In addition to the litigation involving C.R. Bard, four other transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations are pending in the Southern District of West Virginia before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin, including : 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 Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation. Additional transvaginal mesh lawsuits have also been filed in state courts throughout the U.S. This past July, 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
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 yourlegalhelp.com, or call toll-FREE 1-800-399-0795 to learn more about your options for legal recourse.
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Wright & Schulte LLC, a leading personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged by defective drugs and their side effects, complications from defective medical devices, and unsafe consumer products, and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com, or call 1-800-399-0795.
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