TV8 Special Report – $116.9M Pelvic Mesh Settlement

2019-12-05T16:51:39+00:00December 5th, 2019|News|

Alleging deceptive trade practices, the Texas attorney general settled its lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, which was accused of knowing its pelvic mesh could cause potentially severe side effects like chronic pain and increased incontinence but failed to warn doctors or patients. The mesh manufacturer agreed to pay 42 states a total of $116.9 million. [...]

Obturator internus muscle spasm or dystonia? Result is the same…Pudendal Neuralgia

2020-09-18T19:47:26+00:00September 14th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

TVT-O and the Obtryx sling cause pudendal neuralgia and the mechanism is acute injury to the obturator internus muscle during implantation of the device. In 2005 Dr. Noor M. Gajraj was the first physician to report in the literature the successful use of Botox injection into the obturator internus muscle in a woman suffering [...]

TVM Manufacturers’ Temporary Reprieve from Losses via Safer Alternative Design

2020-09-18T19:39:41+00:00September 11th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

TVM manufacturers are having occasional success as cases with erosion type injuries are occasionally being lost at the Summary Judgment stage of the litigation. A majority of jurisdictions across the country requires evidence that a feasible safer alternative design existed that would have prevented the alleged injury or substantially reduced the risk in order [...]

Transobturator Sling Catastrophic Injuries: Foreseeable Injuries Ignored by Manufacturers

2020-09-07T17:59:22+00:00September 7th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Manufacturers continue to put profits over safety despite the strong position that transobturator slings cause harm. Ben Martin, Esq., national pharmaceutical injury trial attorney and partner at Martin Baughman PLLC in Dallas, Texas states, “Obturator neuralgia and pudendal neuralgia are caused by transobturator slings (TOT) and mini-slings that are inserted into the obturator internus [...]

Failure to Warn Claim Viable Despite Ethicon’s 2015 TVT-O IFU

2020-09-07T17:54:01+00:00September 7th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

An IFU must contain all warnings necessary to place doctors on notice of all material information when deciding the risk vs benefits of the medical device. Ethicon in 2015 largely re-wrote its Instructions for Use (IFU) for its polypropylene transvaginal mesh (TVM) mid-urethral slings used in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). [...]

TVM Manufacturers’ Ongoing Reckless Disregard of Pudendal Neuralgia

2020-08-07T02:09:41+00:00August 7th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

TVM manufacturers' transobturator slings and mini-slings continue to cause acute and latent injuries to the pudendal nerve. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) manufacturers continued down the reckless path of destroying the lives of unknowing women as their transobturator slings and mini-slings continue to cause acute and latent injuries to the pudendal nerve. Most of the time [...]

Vigna Law Group: AUGS Response to TVM Disaster is Inept

2020-08-01T02:21:00+00:00August 1st, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

The most severe complications of the transvaginal mesh debacle have always been and will continue to be the neurological complications caused by sling devices. The American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) in a joint writing with the International Urogynecological Association in April of 2020, publishing its “Expectations of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Subspecialist in [...]

Transobturator Sling Catastrophic Injuries: Foreseeable Injuries Ignored by Manufacturers

2020-07-24T18:05:05+00:00July 24th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Transobturator sling manufacturers put profit over safety despite health authority statements confirming TVT-O "should not be offered routinely…" Ben Martin, Esq., national pharmaceutical injury trial attorney and partner at Martin Baughman PLLC in Dallas Texas states: “Obturator neuralgia and pudendal neuralgia are caused by transobturator slings (TOT) and mini-slings that are inserted into the obturator internus [...]

England Health Agency: Transobturator slings should not be offered routinely

2020-07-24T18:00:29+00:00July 24th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

English Health Authorities after a lengthy appraisal of the transobturator slings used in the surgical management of SUI wrote damning assessment English Health Authorities after a lengthy appraisal of the transobturator slings used in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence wrote their damning assessment: “serious adverse events such as nerve damage, leg pain [...]

Laparoscopic Burch Procedure Is The Gold Standard for Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence

2020-07-17T00:27:09+00:00July 17th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Synthetic polypropylene mid-urethral slings used in the surgical management of SUI became standard of care ... claims as to the safety of devices were false. Synthetic polypropylene mid-urethral slings used in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) became the de facto standard of care by aggressive marketing by mesh manufacturers. Unfortunately for [...]

Vaginal Mesh Is Not Inert Resulting in Ongoing Damage to Muscles and Nerves

2020-07-17T00:22:29+00:00July 17th, 2020|News, Vaginal Mesh|

Polypropylene mesh causes acute, chronic inflammation that cause pelvic floor myalgia, hip adductor myalgia (groin pain), pudendal and obturator neuralgia. The polypropylene mesh of transobturator (TOT) slings, commonly used in the surgical management of stress urinary incontinence (SUI), are designed to pass into the groin and through the thigh to provide a hammock-like support [...]

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