Products liability attorneys throughout the United States have begun to file lawsuits against manufacturers of pelvic mesh implants, such as Johnson & Johnson, Bard, American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific, alleging that the negligent design of these surgically implanted devices has resulted in serious medical complications. While these pelvic implants are used to treat several conditions that may occur after childbirth and pregnancy, including pelvic organ prolapsed (“POP”), there are allegations that use of the implants puts women at greater risk for infection, severe pain and suffering, as well as risk of additional surgery.
In July 2011, the FDA issued a press release warning the public of significant complications: “There are clear risks associated with the transvaginal placement of mesh to treat POP,” said William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director and chief scientist of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health.
There are currently several multidistrict litigations involving various pelvic devices, most of which are being filed in federal court.
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