Essure Lawsuits May Advance California Judge Rules

Lawsuits filed by 14 women in 11 consolidated cases alleging Bayer had failed to warn the Food and Drug Administration about thousands of complaints associated with the Essure permanent birth control device from 2008 to 2013, may move forward according to California state law. This was the finding of Superior Court Judge Winifred Y. Smith. Bayer…

Transvaginal Mesh Suits Top 100,000

Transvaginal mesh was marketed and sold as a surgical treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence by seven different manufacturers. Lawsuits have since flooded the courts with claims of painful and debilitating side effects requiring multiple surgeries. To date it is estimated that over 100,000 women have filed lawsuits against the seven drug…

Transvaginal Mesh Cases Just Got a Victory

An article written for The Legal Examiner brought light to the current transvaginal mesh legal process. A big court decision was issued yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in Cisson v. C.R. Bard, Inc. As of late, more than 70,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against seven companies, making…

Transvaginal Mesh: High Risk Device

Early last week (January 4, 2016), the FDA issued two final orders that reclassified mesh products designed and marketed for transvaginal treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) as “High Risk Devices.” In addition, the FDA will require the manufacturers of these medical devices to undergo its difficult Premarket Approval (PMA) procedure. The PMA process will…

Mirena Class Action Not Yet Established

Since its release as a contraceptive device on the US market, thousands of women have suffered complications from the insertion of the Mirena Intra Uterine Device. (IUD) These complications include apparent perforation of the uterus and other organs from the migration of the device as well as the development of a rare brain disease that…