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Defect claims beat preemption in Ethicon pelvic mesh cases
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) subsidiary Ethicon must face design defect claims in 37 of the 23,000 lawsuits filed against it over its pelvic mesh products, a federal judge in West Virginia ruled yesterday. Ethicon asked Judge Joseph Goodwin of the U.S. District Court for Southern West Virginia to grant summary judgment, arguing that the plaintiffs’ state design defect claims about its Tension-Free vaginal tape are preempted by federal law. It’s the 4th time Goodwin has considered a preemption argument from Ethicon; in each of the prior instances the judge ruled against the company. Yesterday Goodwin did it ...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Legal News Product Liability Ethicon Inc. Johnson & Johnson Pelvic Mesh Lawsuits Source Type: news

Understanding Stress Incontinence
Stress incontinence is one of the most common forms of incontinence and it’s estimated that three million people in the UK are affected although this number may be conservative because some won’t mention it to their doctors. It also becomes more common in women as they age and go through the menopause. Estimates suggest that 1 in 5 women over 40 may suffer some degree of stress incontinence. As we eat and drink the kidneys produce urine which passes through the ureter tubes to the bladder. The amount we eat and drink influences the amount of urine that is made. As the bladder fills with urine it swells until we...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - May 23, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Latest News Videos Women's Health incontinence kegel exercises pelvic floor exercises pelvic floor muscles stress incontinence Source Type: news

TVTO – Tension Free Vaginal Tape Obdurator for Stress Incontinence
Urinary stress incontinence is a very common condition that can cause a significant impact on quality of life for many women.  The TVTO (Tension Free Vaginal Tape – Obturator) procedure is a what is known as a sub-urethral sling procedure. It involves placing a synthetic (polypropylene) mesh tape under the urethra. This is designed to give some extra support underneath the urethra and bladder. The tape is inserted under the urethra via a small incision in the abominal wall.The tape is permanently incorporated into the tissues under the urethra and is usually undectable by the patient. It is expected that in the ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 21, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Vbu34Kqam7zaH9 Tags: Women's Health stress incontinence Source Type: news

Very Frightened – Lizzy’s Story
I am due to have a hysterectomy and also removal of a TVTO mesh tape (Tension free vaginal tape procedure)! I am extremely scared. I have joined a support group for the mesh removal and hoped to find some comfort and support here as I know many ladies here have either had the operation or are about to undertake it. My consultant cannot be 100% sure whether both the tape and the womb are causing the pain and problems. My womb is very enlarged and 10 years ago I had an uterine ablation which served me very well. However, I have noticed the inflamation (which I think is related to the mesh tape) is worse at menstruation! I a...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - January 20, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Prolapse Your Stories mesh tape TVTO Source Type: news