Public Advocacy Group Demand Changes From FDA Regarding Transvaginal Mesh

July 25, 2014

Public Citizen, a group that advocates on the behalf of consumers, has in the past petitioned the FDA to order a global recall of all transvaginal mesh products. Additionally, the petition asks the FDA to ban the marketing of any of the products, which are used to treat pelvic organ prolapsed. The FDA, in a letter dated from May of this year, has rejected both petitions, stating that at the current time, transvaginal mesh products do not warrant a total recall or ban. They do however acknowledge that the mesh products are associated with post-operative complications such as mesh exposure, vaginal scarring, pelvic pain and infection.

Transvaginal mesh companies such as Ethicon and Johnson & Johnson, have recently come under scrutiny by both the agency and by the general public. Although companies have been allowed to continue to produce potentially life-threatening products, it seems as though very few individuals are willing to stand by those products. The FDA continues to alert the public about the dangerous side effects of having a transvaginal mesh implanted. Additionally, more than 60,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have are currently filed in the courts.

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed AMS transvaginal mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

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