I have spoken with hundreds of women who claim they have suffered serious side effects from vaginal mesh products, including recurrence of the condition the product was designed to treat.
Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) January 10, 2013
Morgan & Morgan has expanded its efforts to assist women allegedly injured by transvaginal mesh products. The firm is now accepting claims on behalf of women who were implanted with Coloplast, Caldera and Tyco mesh products and is offering free consultations on their website at ForThePeople.com.
“I have spoken with hundreds of women who claim they have suffered serious side effects from vaginal mesh products, including recurrence of the condition the product was designed to treat,” said Michael Goetz, head of Morgan & Morgan’s mass tort section. “Unfortunately, for the thousands of women treated with transvaginal mesh products, these problems were not limited to one manufacturer or brand.”
A number of medical device makers are facing lawsuits claiming that their transvaginal mesh products caused serious complications in women who underwent surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence. To help expedite many of these cases, five MDLs (multidistrict litigation) have been established and are comprised of the following: C.R. Bard (MDL 2187), American Medical Systems (MDL 2325), Boston Scientific (MDL 2326), Ethicon (MDL 2327), and Coloplast (MDL 2387).
Amid lawsuits claiming serious injury, transvaginal meshes have come under increasing scrutiny, as women continue to report serious and painful complications. In 2008, the FDA announced* that it had received more than 1,000 reports of complications from nine separate vaginal mesh manufacturers. These included reports of mesh erosion, pain, urinary problems and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence, according to the FDA announcement. In July 2011, the FDA updated its health notification to report that it had received an additional 2,874 reports of complications between Jan 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2010. According to the agency, serious complications associated with the transvaginal repair of POP with a surgical mesh are not rare, a change from what it had originally reported in 2008.
Women who believe they were injured as a result of a vaginal mesh product can contact Morgan and Morgan at http://www.forthepeople.com/vaginal-mesh-lawsuits--11-3179.html for a free case review. The firm is also handling claims on behalf of women implanted with mesh products manufactured by Bard, AMS, Boston Scientific, and Ethicon.
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Morgan & Morgan is one of the largest exclusively plaintiffs’ law firms in the country with 15 offices throughout Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and New York. The firm handles cases nationally involving personal injury, medical malpractice, consumer class action, and securities fraud, as well as complex litigation against drug and medical device manufacturers. Visit Morgan & Morgan online at http://www.forthepeople.com/ for a free case evaluation and information about your legal rights.