This may be considered as a vital development since this will have a bearing on the thousands of vaginal mesh lawsuits pending before the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia under Judge Joseph Goodwin.
Judge Joseph Goodwin of the West Virginia Southern District Court issued a court order rejecting the motion of Ethicon on July 8, 2014.
The court raised a number of points in supporting its decision, mainly underscoring the fact that the transvaginal mesh and the Prolene sutures are two different medical devices.
pointed out that the Prolene suture was not meant to adhere to human tissue while the vaginal mesh device was designed to be integrated into the body.
Another major difference emphasized by the judge was the relative ease in the removal of the Prolene suture as opposed to the vaginal mesh device which was meant to be permanent and had undergo an invasive surgery for its removal.
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