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News – Evening Times: “I don’t have a life after op’

This news story by Janice Burns appeared in the Evening Times, Glasgow, on 16th December 21014 and describes how a woman was left in constant pain and agony after surgery to address a bladder problem. Ambulance technician Debbie McGeachy is suing NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde for damages after suffering dreadful complications after mesh implant … Continue reading

Jury delivers verdict in J&J Prolift Mesh Trial, New Jersey

Victory declared as jury awards over $11 million in Prolift mesh case against Johnson & Johnson A jury finally delivered its verdict on punitive damages after days of deliberation at the end of a month-long trial which came to a close on 28th February 2013. The nine jurors in the New Jersey court awarded $7.76 … Continue reading

First J&J Pelvic Mesh Trial starts in New Jersey, US

Many legal specialists in the US and the UK will be watching with interest as the first pelvic mesh trial against Ethicon, a division of Johnson & Johnson, starts in a US court this week.  Bloomberg News reports that the first trial will involve a lawsuit filed by Linda Gross who needed multiple surgeries to … Continue reading

ABC News, Australia: J&J facing massive class action

A news report in Australia’s ABC News on 16th October 2012 tells how Johnson & Johnson is facing a massive class action which could make legal history in Australia.  The case was filed in the Federal Court on 15th October 2012 and relates to a transvaginal mesh implant for pelvic organ prolapse. The news article … Continue reading

Bloomberg News: J&J tells judge it will stop sales of vaginal implants

An article published in Bloomberg News on 5th June 2012 reports that Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division has told a federal judge in West Virginia that it intends to stop selling four vaginal mesh implants after being sued by over 600 women who claim the products caused them injury.   In a letter filed yesterday with US District Judge … Continue reading

News Article in Canada’s ‘The Globe and Mail’: Risks of Surgical Meshes

Andre Picard of Canada’s The Globe and Mail writes about the risks of surgical meshes used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in his article “Time to discuss risks of surgical meshes” published on 7th May 2012. The article states how one of the most-used products, the transvaginal surgical mesh (inserted through the vagina), … Continue reading

Manufacturers of TVT Mesh Sponsor UK Continence Society Conference

The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh kits for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse regularly sponsor major events attended by gynaecologists, urogynaecologists and urologists. One such event will be taking place from 18th – 20th April 2012: the UK Continence Society (UKCS) 19th Annual Scientific Meeting 2012 in Liverpool. This event is financially supported by a number of exhibitors and … Continue reading

The Problem with TVT and Mesh Implant Surgery

TVT/Mesh Implants TVT (or Tension-Free Vaginal Tape) is a woven polypropylene mesh designed to support the mid-urethra to prevent stress incontinence.  The mesh strip is a permanent implant which is inserted transvaginally under the urethra to provide extra support during times of increased abdominal pressure such as when coughing or sneezing.   Many UK NHS hospitals use the Gynecare TVT retropubic tape which is manufactured by Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & … Continue reading

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