Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

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Cook Medical Pelvic Mesh Readies for Trial

cook websiteMND, July 23, 2015 ~ In this Op-Ed story by Joe Saunders, Saunders and Walker, he reports Cook Medical is preparing for trial of hundreds of women implanted with its form of pelvic mesh.  

Implanted transvaginally like polypropylene (PP) mesh, the biologic mesh from Cook Medical is made from pig intestines. It is supposed to provide better integration with the body than PP mesh.  However, women are reporting the same complications as women who have had a PP implant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Just this week, Judge Joseph Goodwin who is overseeing more than 80,000 pelvic mesh lawsuits, got both sides prepared to take 235 cases in a Wave to trial next spring.

Cook, a privately held company based in Bloomington, Indiana, currently has 417 cases before Judge Goodwin and it’s is the second smallest manufacturer consolidated in this multidistrict litigation (next to Neomedic).   Because the Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific cases have amassed tens of thousands of product liability cases, Cook has fallen by the wayside, until now.

Here is his story:

http://sarasota.legalexaminer.com/medical-devices-implants/cook-medical-prepares-for-trial-over-its-pelvic-mesh-products/

 

By | 2015-07-23T11:01:24+00:00 July 23rd, 2015|Op-Ed|2 Comments

About the Author:

I’m National News Editor, Jane Akre and I began Mesh Medical Device News Desk aka Mesh News Desk (MND) in the summer of 2011 just after the Food and Drug Administration issued an explicit warning to the public that complications associated with surgical mesh used for prolapse repair (POP) and incontinence (SUI) are NOT rare! That was the starting point for the litigation you see today and thousands of lawsuits have been filed by women whose lives have been altered, some permanently, by the use of this petroleum-based product.

2 Comments

  1. Townsendgirl July 26, 2015 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Iam new at all this last few months had 3surgerys going tommor for #3 abscess on bladder had three diff mesh been horrible for me just need so guidience to not go cazy get depressed well on myway 45 yearsold feel 80 pray for all us mesh victims

  2. jbroken July 27, 2015 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Any news on settlements. Can anyone share news on this crisis. Thanks Just dragging along like me and others. I just cannot believe nothing from no attorneys or what the heck is taking so long when they need jail. Period. Have a BLESS day.

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