Surgical mesh litigation moves forward

Judge overseeing multidistrict litigation chooses lead plaintiffs attorneys

A group of cringe-worthy product-liability lawsuits concerning transvaginal mesh (TVM) are moving forward.

Hundreds of women are suing TVM manufacturers—including Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp.—claiming the surgical product, which is designed to support organs in the pelvic region that have shifted due to weakened or stretched muscles, often from childbirth, caused complications such as infection, incontinence, and abdominal, pelvic and vaginal pain.

Ashley Post

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