FDA Proposes Transvaginal Mesh Classified to High Risk

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It appears after six years and thousands of lawsuits for transvaginal mesh injuries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to reclassify the surgical mesh for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) repair to a “high-risk device.” Med Page Today, a news service for physicians, published an article titled: “FDA Wants High-Risk Label for Transvaginal … Read More

The Safety of Stryker Rejuvenate and ABG II Medical Devices

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It’s a common assumption that all new medical devices go through the same rigorous safety tests before being introduced into the marketplace. However, the agency in charge of overseeing the release of medical devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or FDA, has determined that some devices require pre-market approval and that others do not. … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits and Litigation

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An action group called Corporate Action Network (CAN) turned up the volume on transvaginal mesh lawsuits and surgical mesh manufacturer, Johnson & Johnson. A Med City News article reports that CAN is attempting to bring public awareness through social media about transvaginal mesh injuries to women implanted with a Johnson and Johnson transvaginal mesh product. … Read More

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturer said to Pay $16 Million to Settle Lawsuits

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A recent article in Bloomberg titled “Coloplast Said to Pay $16 Million to Settle Mesh Lawsuits” brings to light more issues with defective transvaginal mesh products.  It was reported that Coloplast, manufacturer of transvaginal mesh inserts, agreed to pay $16 million to settle mesh lawsuits. The article states that in 2012, the FDA ordered Coloplast, … Read More

Urinary Incontinence and Transvaginal Mesh Problems

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The WomensHealth.gov “Urinary Incontinence Fact Sheet” highlights how changes in a women’s body after life events such as childbirth and menopause can cause Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Some women suffering with SUI have elected surgery to correct this often embarrassing issue. However, the medical device used to correct their loss of bladder control, Transvaginal Mesh, … Read More

Consumer Reports Warns About Hip and Knee Replacement Risks

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Those seeking hip or knee replacement surgery are almost always focused on one thing: increased mobility or pain alleviation. A recent Consumer Reports’ Safe Patient Project shared on WMC-TV article titled: “Consumer Reports: Hip and knee replacement caution” reminds people considering hip or knee replacements that there can be serious complications associated with the surgery that they … Read More

Robinson Helicopter Company Urged to Change Fuel Tanks

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The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is urging helicopter manufacturer, Robinson Helicopter Company to change the fuel tanks in its four-seat R44 choppers to avoid unnecessary deadly accidents. According to an LA Times article titled: “NTSB urges fix on Robinson helicopter fuel tanks after fatalities,” the NTSB made their recommendation after investigating R44 helicopter accidents … Read More

Georgia State Lawmakers Consider New Patient Injury Act

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In an attempt to curb medical malpractice costs, Georgia State lawmakers are considering a new bill. The bill would prevent patients and their families from suing doctors and hospitals in Georgia, directing them instead to a panel of appointed healthcare experts that would hear their case, ascertain injuries and determine any wrongdoing compensation. An article by … Read More