For years, media outlets, medical practitioners, and legal professionals have publicized, studied, treated, and represented women who endured health issues after receiving pelvic/transvaginal mesh implants.
U.K. Health Secretary Announces Temporary Ban on Pelvic Mesh Repairs – But Use of Hernia Mesh Continues
Last month, the death of a 75-year-old woman in Loanhead, Scotland, was officially attributed to the surgical mesh that had been used to repair her pelvic organ prolapse (PoP). It is the first time that surgical mesh has been listed on an official death certificate as an “underlying cause.”
The Honorable Judge Richard Story, who is presiding over multidistrict litigation involving the Ethicon Physiomesh hernia mesh, recently issued an order that provides guidelines for attorneys representing the plaintiffs who have suffered severe, and in some cases, permanent injury because of the device's failure.
On April 10, fifty-five of the nearly 100 plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against medical device manufacturers C.R. Bard, Davol Inc., and BD Medical Technology filed a petition asking the court to centralize all cases into multidistrict litigation (MDL). In the filing, they specifically requested that the cases be heard before a U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri or Ohio's Southern District.
In 2011, Covidien, a subsidiary of Medtronic, touted its ParietexTM Composite Ventral Patch as a “clinically proven collagen film technology to minimize visceral attachment...designed for optimal abdominal wall conformability in umbilical and small ventral hernia repair.” Six years later, a patient who had receive
As the late baseball legend Yogi Berra reportedly said, “It's déjà vu all over again.”