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TRANSVAGINAL MESH DEVICE UPDATES AND ALERTS

If you are a woman who has a mesh implant, it is important to stay up to date on news related to these products. Here are some recent reports:

April 3, 2016

Did Boston Scientific sold vaginal mesh implants with an imitation resin?

In April 2016, the FDA began to investigate claims that Boston Scientific sold vaginal mesh implants with an imitation resin, which was produced in China. The manufacturer will complete tests to identify the authenticity of these materials. Despite serious safety concerns, the FDA has indicated that the risks of removing possible counterfeit vaginal mesh products are higher than leaving them in place.

March 26, 2016

Immediate Class I recall for all counterfeit mesh implants.

In March 2016, the FDA received a citizen petition from attorneys in Texas who are requesting an immediate Class I recall for all counterfeit mesh implants. They claim that these devices have high levels of toxic selenium and want the FDA to approve any alterations in materials. In June 2010, the FDA issued a Class I recall for products that were incorrectly identified as C. R. Bard/Davol mesh and sold from October 2008 to October 2009.

March 12, 2016

Endo announced the company’s intention to close its Astora Women’s Health division

In March 2016, Endo announced the company's intention to close its Astora Women’s Health division by the end of the month. Some suggest that the decision occurred because of the massive number of mesh device lawsuits filed against the manufacturer. Thousands of cases are pending in U.S. District Court.

September 10, 2015

Coloplast reduced its profit predictions by one third.

In September 2015, Coloplast reduced its profit predictions by one third. This decrease probably occurred because the manufacturer needed to allocate an additional $448 million for liability related to mesh lawsuits.

Contact a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer for a Free, Confidential Legal Consultation

Are you wondering how these news developments might impact a mesh device complaint, which you would like to file? If you have experienced serious health complications after a vaginal mesh implant or bladder sling surgery, we can help. Contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer for a free, confidential legal consultation.

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