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Transvaginal Mesh: One of the Most Dangerous Products on the Market

“Extirpation of vaginal mesh is akin to taking a hammer and chisel and trying to remove the rebar from a sidewalk, while leaving the cement otherwise intact and not damaging the water mains and power lines below. It is difficult, if not impossible, to remove all the mesh and do it safely.”

Dr. Tom Margolis

Bladder Mesh is now deemed ineffective and dangerous by the FDA.

Prior to warnings, mesh was never tested as a vaginal product. It was rapidly rolled out on a national scale, and used on thousands of women who quickly became victims of product deficiencies. Courts have ruled that mesh manufacturers mislead patients and doctors about the safety and effectiveness of their products, and actively avoid dealing with the legal ramifications of their irresponsible actions.

Hundreds of thousands of women have spoken up to receive financial compensation.

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers Continue to Sell Defective Products

Physicians began using transvaginal Mesh to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in 1997. Unfortunately, mesh was never tested for safety as a vaginal product. After thousands of women have suffered injury, it’s clear that transvaginal mesh is unsafe. Despite FDA recalls as early as 1999, manufacturers continued to produce and widely distribute product variations. Select manufacturers are now issuing billions of dollars in settlements to those affected.

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Transvaginal Mesh: Everything you need to know!

Transvaginal Mesh: Everything you need to know

What is transvaginal mesh? Watch this video to find out about the disabling effects of TVM on women, transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and what went wrong.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits & Settlement Landscape

The first major settlement for transvaginal mesh injuries was in 2012 and new cases continue to surface. The average settlement amount varies from case to case. A lawyer will work with you to understand what kind of settlement you can expect.

The best candidates for substantial settlements are women who have experienced one or more of the following:

• Corrective surgery in the past few years
• Permanent disability due to mesh
• Experience erosion, mesh exposure, or treatment to decrease pain

Johnson & Johnson Pays $120 Million In First Mesh Settlement

In January of 2016, Johnson & Johnson paid $120 million to settle a few thousand lawsuits filed by women injured by the brand’s transvaginal mesh product. At the time of the verdict J&J faced an additional 42,400 cases.

Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million To Woman With Mesh Device

In September 2012, Boston Scientific was ordered by a Texas jury to pay plaintiff Martha Salazar for negligence. The plaintiff suffers permanent nerve damage and constant pelvic pain.

Transvaginal Mesh Glossary of Key Terms

Transvaginal Mesh

Synthetic mesh device that looks like a window screen. The plastic device is cut by an OBGYN and put into the vagina. The device was never tested on a vagina before being mass sold to doctors. In numerous cases, the procedure causes life-altering consequences such as erosion and organ perforation.

Bladder Mesh

Synthetic net-like device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Bladder Sling

Used to treat SUI and POP in women. The sling is like a hammock around the bladder to keep organs in place. The sling is made of strips of bladder mesh known to cause life-altering pain and suffering, further surgeries, and hospitalizations.

Corrective Surgery

Corrective surgery may include a replacement bladder mesh or sling, or removing the mesh completely—if possible. Woman may need several surgeries for removal, with no guarantees that the mesh can be completely removed.

Mesh Erosion

When the mesh device moves through the wall of the vagina and often punctures surrounding organs.

Mesh Kits

Pre-packaged transvaginal mesh kits with tools and instructions sent out in large volumes to help any OB/GYN implant the device.

Mesh Removal

There are a handful of urogynecologists in the country capable of removing mesh. Top urogynecologist testified to the FDA that mesh is, “difficult, if not impossible, to remove all the mesh and do it safely.”

Prolapse

When a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken causing the bladder, rectum and uterus to drop into the vagina.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Leakage of urine during everyday activities that put pressure on the bladder like coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising.

Synthetic Mesh

Majority of mesh devices are made of a synthetic plastic called Polypropylene that is known to cause organ perforation.

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You were not informed of the potential injuries from transvaginal mesh and therefore did not have the opportunity to make an informed choice about your healthcare. Periscope Group provides the resources you need to get on a path to financial settlement to cover your recovery costs. There is life after transvaginal mesh. We can help you get there.

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How Could I Get Cancer from My Blood Pressure Medication?

On January 3, 2019, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted an updated notice to consumers explaining that Torrent Pharmaceuticals was expanding its recall to eight (8) additional lots of its high blood pressure medication Losartan. This recall is a continuation of what started over the past summer on July 27, 2018. The FDA initially warned that certain batches of the high blood pressure drug Valsartan had been contaminated with the chemical N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). To date, there have been numerous recalls issued to multiple manufacturers of these specific high blood pressure drugs.

To date, there have been numerous recalls of popular high-blood-pressure drugs—sourced internationally from dubious manufacturers. How can you really trust the source of your drugs?

The FDA’s recall this past July came after 22 other countries issued recalls involving 2,300 valsartan batches sent to Germany, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland, Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, France, Poland, Croatia, Lithuania, Greece, Canada, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bahrain and Malta.

Based on additional findings by the FDA, the NDMA contained in these recalled products was manufactured by a company in China called Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals.

NDMA is known to cause cancer as well as liver damage. The FDA believes “the NDMA is related to changes in the way the active substance was manufactured” and that “some levels of impurity may have been in the valsartan containing products for as long as four years.”  

The recall itself is frightening. The folks taking these medications are already dealing with cardiovascular issues and high-blood pressure. Plus, how many people in this country understood at the time they were given their prescriptions that the drugs they were ingesting were being manufactured or had traveled all over the world from places like Israel, India, or even China.

Let’s say, for example, you live in a small rural community in the Midwest. Like so many other people in this country, you suffer from high-blood pressure. You’ve tried changing your diet, you’ve been exercising regularly, and you’ve tried anti-anxiety therapies as well. After exhausting numerous options to bring down your blood pressure, your doctor finally tells you it’s time to get on some medication. So, that’s what you do. Over the next year or two, you get your blood pressure under control and feel like your life is back to normal. Then the FDA issues the recall this past July and you find out that the medication you’ve been taking to manage your blood pressure was contaminated with a potentially cancer-causing ingredient. Also, it came from China.  

This Valsartan and Losartan recall speak to a bigger issue we all currently face when we take a prescription drug or have a medical device implant. Where exactly are all of these prescription drugs or medical devices being manufactured or sent before we ingest them or have them implanted in our bodies?

A pharmaceutical consulting group called Evaluate recently issued a report this past June predicting where global pharmaceutical sales would be by 2024. After conducting exhaustive research with the world’s leading 7,000 pharmaceutical and biotech companies, the report concluded that, globally,total prescription sales are expected to be $1.2trn in 2024.

Similarly, this past April, a research consulting group called Lucintel conducted a similar study to the global medical device market. The results from that study predicted enormous amounts of future sales across the world: “the global medical device market is expected to reach an estimated $409.5 billion by 2023.”

Yes, it may be our local doctor in our local community who is giving the prescription. Yes, it may be a local surgeon who performed our medical device implant surgery. We may know the doctor, but what do we know about the pill(s) they prescribe us or the medical device(s) they implant us with? Even scarier, given the fact that so many prescriptions were issued for these contaminated high-blood pressure medications, how much information do your healthcare providers have as well?  

 

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