FDA Gets Heat For Defective Mesh Medical Device Approval

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 21-Oct-2011

As lawsuits continue to accumulate regarding the defects of transvaginal mesh medical devices, a new entity is under scrutiny among consumers and advocates: the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The maker of the defective transvaginal mesh, Johnson & Johnson has faced numerous lawsuits that claim that the company was negligent in the product, design and manufacturing of the bad medical device. But while law suits mount against the maker of transvaginal mesh, the FDA is also facing new implications as they continued to approve new devices ever have previous version were recalled.

Although the ProGen mesh, manufactured by Boston Scientific Corp., was recalled a year after being approved for use, products using similar design features and materials were introduced on the market and approved for use by the FDA. Other mesh makers that have been plagued with defective product recalls include; J&, CR Bard Inc. and American Medical Systems Holdings Inc.

In addition to mesh product recalls experienced by Johnson & Johnson, their subsidiary, Depuy Orthopedics is currently enduring lawsuits for defective metal hip implants that some researchers say could cost them as much as $1 billion in lawsuit settlements.

One advocacy group notes that the presence of weakened or torn tissue that the mesh is used to repair, is not a life or death condition. In contrast, defective vaginal mesh, or other mesh used to treat organ prolapsed, can be deadly.

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed as a result of transvaginal mesh medical device use, call our defective medical device attorneys in Austin, San Antonio, Killeen and statewide Texas, contact us onlineor visit one of the 11 locations for our medical device injury law firm for a free consultation today. Our experienced medical device attorneys in Texas will help you seek fair and just compensation for your injury or loss. We care. We can help.


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