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Can i file a lawsuit for an emergency room error in New Orleans?

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When you visit an emergency room, you expect to receive prompt and competent medical care. 

Unfortunately, mistakes can happen, and if you have been the victim of an emergency room error, you may be wondering if you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries

In this blog, our personal injury attorneys at Harmon, Smith & Vourvoulias will discuss whether you can file a lawsuit for an emergency room error in New Orleans.

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Transvaginal mesh results in pain, injury and lawsuits

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Thousands of women receiving transvaginal mesh surgical implants to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) are now suffering from pain, bleeding, infection and other major complications. Many of the women injured by this product say that the conditions leading to their surgeries were nothing compared to the pain and suffering they experience after being treated with transvaginal mesh.

The implants are manufactured by a number of companies, including:

American Medical Systems: Sold under the names Elevate, Perigee and Apogee

Boston Scientific: Sold under the names Advantage Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System, Pinnacle Posterior Pelvic Floor Repair Kit, Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System, Polyform Synthetic Mesh, Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, Prefyx PPS System, Uphold Vaginal Support System [Read more…]

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Transvaginal mesh phase-out announced by Johnson & Johnson

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Medical supply company Johnson & Johnson plans to stop selling transvaginal mesh products, which have been linked to injuries. Similar products have triggered hundreds of lawsuits.

Johnson and Johnson sent a letter Monday to judges overseeing patient lawsuits against the company. Johnson and Johnson says in the letter that it plans to phase out four mesh products over the next three to nine months.

The surgical mesh is used to strengthen the pelvic wall in cases of pelvic organ prolapse. This is when the bladder and/or other reproductive organs fall down into the vagina. Tens of thousands of women had prolapse surgery with mesh inserted through the vagina in 2011. [Read more…]

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