Total, Endo Units Hit With Vaginal Mesh Suit In Texas

Law360, Houston (February 24, 2014, 9:15 PM EST) -- Units of petrochemical giant Total SA and Endo Health Solutions Inc. were hit with a suit in Texas court on Monday by a group of 90 women who say they were injured by transvaginal mesh implants.

The plaintiffs say that American Medical Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Endo, marketed defective vaginal mesh products that were manufactured using polypropylene resin acquired from Houston-based Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA Inc. After being implanted with the devices, the plaintiffs suffered debilitating injuries, according to the suit.

The group says that while AMS is at fault for manufacturing a defective product that is "incompatible" with...

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