Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers
What is a Transvaginal Mesh?
A transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. POP occurs when a pelvic organ, such as the bladder, shifts from its location in the lower belly and moves against the wall of the vagina. This often arises from the weakening of pelvic muscles after childbirth or surgery.
Some women who have underwent transvaginal mesh surgery have suffered from intense pain, bleeding, and erosion resulting from the mesh moving to a new location. Additional symptoms include the following:
1. Vaginal infection
2. Urinary problems
3. Reoccurrence of POP and SUI
4. Multiple revision surgeries
If you are currently experiencing any of the above symptoms following a transvaginal mesh implant, immediately seek medical attention. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued warnings about the transvaginal mesh device since 2008. The FDA has reclassified the device as high-risk.
As a result of suffering from transvaginal mesh complications, women have opted to have revision surgeries to remove the device. Unfortunately, revision surgery complications have caused further damage as well. For example, after undergoing revision surgery, several thousands of women have suffered from the following complications:
1. Pain during intercourse
2. Damage to the bladder, bowel, urethra, and nearby organs
3. Severe pain in the pelvis
4. Heavy vaginal discharge and bleeding
Contact our law office for more information about how our transvaginal mesh injury lawyers can help you. Depending on the nature of your case, you may be able to obtain damages for your injuries.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Women across the U.S. have filed thousands of lawsuits against transvaginal mesh patch manufacturers. Plaintiffs allege that the device was negligently designed and implanted within the uterus. Civil complaints also allege the manufacturers, such as Ethicon, Inc., failed to adequately warn women about the risks associated with using the transvaginal mesh device.
Several women have suffered from severe internal injury and are seeking compensation for damages. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning in 2011 informing consumers of defect issues associated with the transvaginal mesh patch (commonly referred to as the bladder sling). The FDA has warned women that the use of this device could cause serious health complications.
Six Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) transvaginal mesh cases have been consolidated in the U.S.
District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia:
1. C.R. Bard, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2187
2. Boston Scientific Corporation, Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL
3. American Medical Systems, Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL
4. Coloplast Corp, Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2387
5. Cook Medical Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No. 2440
6. Ethicon Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, MDL No.2327
Currently, there are mass tort cases against Bard and Ethicon pending in New Jersey.
Contact our transvaginal mesh injury lawyers for more information on how to file a complaint for damages. We can review the facts of your case and provide you with legal guidance and advice on how to proceed.