Colorado Mass Tort Attorneys – Burg Simpson

Trans-vaginal mesh

Burg Simpson attorneys are currently investigating claims that defective trans-vaginal mesh products, used to treat stress urinary incontinence (leakage of urine during moments of physical activity, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercise) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), may be putting the health of thousands of women at risk.

FDA ISSUES HEALTH SAFETY ALERT ON VAGINAL MESHES

In July 2011, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a nationwide alert warning women and medical professionals of the considerable health risks associated with these surgical mesh patches.

In its safety alert, the FDA also acknowledged the findings of a study published in May 2011 by the New England Journal of Medicine, which revealed that the use of transvaginal meshes may be no more effective in treating urinary incontinence and POP than more traditional forms of treatment, such a colporrhaphy (the process of sticking connective tissue in the vaginal wall back together.)

LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF VAGINAL MESH IMPLANTS

  • C.R. Bard
  • Mentor
  • Boston Scientific
  • Gynecare
  • Tyco
  • Covidien
  • Ethicon (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson)
  • American Medical Systems

STUDY REVEALS ALARMING STATISTICS ON THE SAFETY OF VAGINAL MESH IMPLANTS

In fact, New England Journal of Medicine study found that women treated with a transvaginal mesh patch

  • Were at 7 times greater risk of bladder perforation than colporrhaphy
  • Were at 2 times the risk of urinary incontinence (loss of bladder control)
  • May require follow-up surgery to correct problems

DANGEROUS SIDE-EFFECTS OF VAGINAL MESH PRODUCTS:

  • Mesh erosion of the vagina epithelium
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Reassurance of a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Infection

On February 7, 2012, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation established separate MDLs against American Medical Systems (MDL 2325), Boston Scientific (MDL 2326), and Ethicon (MDL 2327) to join an existing MDL against C.R. Bard (MDL 2187) in the Southern District of West Virginia before Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin.

If you are suffering severe complications or side effects after being fitted with a transvaginal mesh, contact your doctor at once and seek urgent medical attention. You may also wish to consider your legal rights. You may be entitled to money damages for your medical expenses and suffering.

Read the FDA Safety Announcement regarding Vaginal Mesh

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The University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law profiled one of its more famous alumni, Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg. Michael, who earned his JD from Sturm in 1975, also was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame just last year. He’s the first DU grad to earn the honor. Michael discussed… Read more »

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In a regulatory environment that has lately favored big business over the average American consumer, the underdog got a rare win this week. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an independent federal watchdog group, issued a rule on July 10 that will limit the ability of banks, credit card companies, and other financial institutions to force… Read more »

Device Recall - Dangerous Medical Devices Attorney – Burg Simpson

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What is a Medical Device Recall?

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Recall Alert: Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Recalled by Zimmer Biomet

Zimmer Biomet has issued a Class I Recall of its Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder due to higher than reported fracture rates.  Zimmer Biomet issued the recall on December 15, 2016.  The Zimmer recall includes thousands of Comprehensive Reverse Shoulders.  The recalled devices were distributed between October 2008 and September 2015.  As part of the shoulder recall,… Read more »

Mike Burg Holds First Book Signing for Trial by Fire at Tattered Cover

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Last month at the Tattered Cover Book Store in Denver, Colorado, a crowd of over 100 were treated to an evening with Burg Simpson attorney and author, Mike Burg. Speaking about his new book, Trial By Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, Mike discussed his childhood and his motivations that… Read more »

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Radio 850KOA: Michael Burg Inducted to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame

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Denver’s Radio 850KOA ran a news story about Michael Burg’s induction into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.

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