The use of transvaginal mesh for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) has been linked to serious complications including vaginal mesh erosion (also called exposure, extrusion or protrusion), pain (including painful sexual intercourse known as dyspareunia), infection, urinary problems, bleeding, and organ perforation.
On March 4, 2011, the FDA notified healthcare professionals and patients of an increased risk of development of cleft lip and/or cleft palate (oral clefts) in infants born to women treated with Topamax (topiramate) during pregnancy.
A New Jersey jury awarded 7.76 million dollars for punitive damages and $3.35 million for compensatory damages, to a South Dakota woman injured by a Johnson & Johnson vaginal mesh product. Continue reading ⇒
In the first of 1,800 transvaginal mesh cases to go to trial, the plaintiff opened to the jury stating Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) sold a defective vaginal mesh implant after testing it inadequately and failing to warn of all the risks. Continue reading ⇒
On August 16, 2011 the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation ordered that all pending federal cases involving injuries or deaths alleged to have been caused by the use of Darvocet, Darvon or generic Propoxyphene would be consolidated in MDL 2226. The Court accepted the defendants first choice of the Eastern District of Kentucky as site of the MDL. Read more »
A study published July 5, 2011, in the Archives of General Psychiatry, Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy and Childhood Autism Spectrum Disorders, reports that mothers exposed to SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy, such as Paxil, Zoloft or Prozac, have an increased of having a child born with autism.
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According to a market research study prepared by GlobalData, in 2009 DePuy held a 21% market share of the global hip and knee replacement market. This leads to the conclusion that as many 1 in 5 hip implant recipients have had DePuy devices installed and are now subject to the recall. Read more »