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Transvaginal Mesh

Description:

The Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group provides resources to AAJ attorneys handling pending cases regarding Transvaginal Mesh. The litigation revolves around the use of mesh devices, the need for which frequently arises after childbirth, following surgery or following a traumatic injury, when a woman’s support structures in the pelvis are caused to weaken allowing organs to prolapse and push against the vagina toward the outside. The mesh patches are surgically implanted into the pelvic floor. The procedure is promoted as minimally invasive. Women are increasingly reporting problems associated with the device however, and there are nearly 4,000 adverse event reports filed with the FDA. Many of the pelvic organ prolapse products come as kits with instruments designed for the implantation procedure. In response, numerous peer review studies have been published critical of the device and a clinical trial was halted due to a reported 15% failure rate.

The Transvaginal Mesh Litigation Group member benefits include a Group Document Library, list server, and education programs.

Background:

This Litigation Group was formed in 2011.

Cochairs:

Martin D. Crump
2601 14th Street
Gulfport, MS 39501
Phone: 228/863-6000
martincrump@daviscrump.com

Amy Eskin
Levin Simes, LLP
44 Montgomery St.
Suite 3200
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415/426-3000
aeskin@levinsimes.com

Henry G. Garrard
Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, PC
440 College Ave., Suite 320
PO Box 832
Athens, GA 30603
Phone: 706/354-4000
hgg@bbgbalaw.com

Shelley V. Hutson
Clark, Love & Hutson
440 Louisiana, Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713/757-1400
shutson@triallawfirm.com

Alan Steven Lazar
Marin & Saltzman
29800 Agoura Rd., Suite 210
Agoura Hill, CA 91301
Phone: 818/991-8080
alazar@marlinsaltzman.com

Victoria J. Maniatis
The Sanders Firm
100 Garden City Plaza
Suite 2500
New York, NY 11530
Phone: 516/741-5252
vmaniatis@thesandersfirm.com

Dues:
$200/attorney, $100/additional attorney ($400 max)