While the number of transvaginal mesh lawsuit cases in the U.S. has now passed the 60,000 mark, incredibly, many doctors are continuing to use them. In most cases, these meshes are used to treat urinary stress incontinence (this method is widely called using a “bladder sling”). Most doctors still prefer using “bladder slings,” which they still view as safer and more effective than traditional procedures.
The number of Stryker hip lawsuits pending totaling over 1,200. With more than 20,000 of these hip replacements sold and implanted in patients all over the world, this number is likely to keep rising.
(Palm Beach, FL) June 13, 2014 - After serving a busy year as President-Elect, Pensacola attorney Troy Rafferty was installed as President of Florida Justice Association. The association, which has it main office in the state's capital, and was formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers, is dedicated to protecting the right of citizens to have access to the courts.
“Right! This calls for immediate discussion!”
- John Cleese in Life of Brian
At this point in time, anyone attuned to the news surrounding transvaginal mesh lawsuits has heard of several large verdicts surrounding Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) mesh kit litigation.
However, in 2014, there are multiple trials set for the mass of TVM cases out there – the Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) sling meshes (also known as “Bladder Slings”). The question for most people involved in a transvaginal mesh lawsuit is “what is going to happen with the SUI Sling/Bladder Sling cases?”
For every woman who has filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, some vindication may be on its way.
Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed new restrictions on the use of vaginal meshes for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. These more stringent safety regulations would move such use of transvaginal meshes from the moderate risk (class 2) to the high-risk category (class 3).
[Pensacola, FL] - Theresa Guy was driving with a friend and her 4 y/o son down Kingsfield Road in Pensacola as it intersects Hwy 97 on Saturday 10/17/09. Defendant Roads Inc. was installing a turn lane on the right side of the road. A few weeks before they had put down the initial layer of asphalt in the turn lane and had taken down the stop sign that governed the roadway as traveled by Ms. Guy. The sign was moved to a point 19’ off the side of the road. Someone complained a week later that you couldn’t see it.