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Have you faced health problems caused by transvaginal mesh?
You may be entitled to significant compensation.
Transvaginal Mesh is used mostly to treat pelvic organ prolapse and pressured incontinence. Recent medical studies have confirmed that transvaginal mesh products, as well as Pelvic and Bladder, Supports, and Bladder Slings, cause severe complications. FDA’s review of the scientific literature suggests that many patients undergoing surgery for a transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse using a transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse with a transvaginal pelvic organ prolapse using mesh are at an increased risk than those who receive surgery for pelvic organ prolapse using stitches alone.
Although mesh frequently corrects anatomical problems, no evidence suggests that mesh provides greater clinical benefits compared to non-mesh procedures.
The research showed complications included a dangerous and painful condition known as “eroding”. Erosion is the term used to describe the condition in which skin is torn apart, with mesh sticking out.
If you had surgery using a surgical mesh to treat a pelvic organ prolapse or pressure incontinence and suffered injuries of any kind, please call (888) 491-0444 or complete the form so that we may assess your case, at no cost, for a surgical transvaginal mesh claim, which may result in monetary damages. There is no cost to you if you go forward unless you win the case.
How Can I File a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
After suffering devastating injuries, including chronic pain, infections, organ damage, and scarring, purportedly related to the use of pelvic mesh for surgical repairs to pelvic organ prolapse and pressure incontinence, thousands of women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits. This is no surprise, considering that the FDA has counted nearly 3,800 reports on transvaginal mesh devices related to the use of such devices. Yet, in spite of mounting reports and litigation, the FDA has not ordered the withdrawal of vaginal mesh from any pelvic mesh products currently on the market.
However, a handful of companies, including Ethicon and C.R. Bard, decided to discontinue the sale of some devices. This is unsurprising, considering the FDA has counted about 3,800 reports on transvaginal mesh devices related to the use of such devices.
The attorneys in our network are aggressively filing cases in a number of important pelvic mesh lawsuits, and they continue to provide free legal assessments for victims of transvaginal mesh injuries. If your quality of life has been negatively impacted due to a transvaginal mesh, our vaginal mesh lawyers can help you file a case seeking compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and other damages. Call (888) 491-0444 today to get answers to all your questions, and learn more about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit yourself. Women who have suffered severe injuries after the implantation of a pelvic mesh can qualify for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit seeking compensation for their injuries. Lawyers from the Mesh Lawyer Network are actively filing claims in four ongoing litigations in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, concerning pelvic mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., C.R.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Can Be Significant. In March 2013, a jury in New Jersey awarded more than $11 million to the plaintiffs in the first Ethicon mesh trial in the United States. This verdict was reached one month after the plaintiff initially received $3.5 million in compensatory damages. The prior summer, the case had been tried in state court in California, with the defendant being the C.R. Bard product ended in a $5.5 million jury award to the victims and their husbands.
Vaginal mesh litigation, which is ongoing in U.S. state and federal court proceedings, continues. As of July 2013, there were over 8,460 cases pending in the Federal trial for the Ethicon Mesh. The first set of landmark trials in the litigation was scheduled to start on January 14, 2014, in U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, and a second set was scheduled for May 27, 2014.
These claims of the transvaginal mesh litigation claim infections, damage to organs, erosion of the mesh, chronic pain, repeated episodes of stressful urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and other complications from vaginal mesh. Between federal transvaginal mesh litigation now pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, an estimated 20,000 lawsuits have been filed, with products sourced by Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon division, American Medical Systems, C.R.
Bard Inc., Boston Scientific, and others were filed through July. In June 2013, a report by Bloomberg.com revealed that Endo Healthcare Pharmaceuticals agreed to pay nearly $55 million to settle claims related to their Perigee, Apogee, and Elevated Transvaginal Mesh implants. However, the story stated these settlements were just a fraction of thousands of claims from the mesh litigation filed against Endo and its subsidiary, American Medical Systems. Federal prosecutions of the suits that involved products of American Medical Systems are also proceeding, with the first four suits having been selected for a Round 1 trial by bellwether litigants, as of late. The first trial is scheduled to start on December 3, 2013, according to the pretrial order issued on July 1, 2013, in the Southern District of West Virginia.
Pelvic-mesh devices used in transvaginal surgeries are manufactured by many companies. Most of these devices are approved through the US Food and Drug Administration 510K Program, which does not require human testing.
The FDA is now considering a proposal to reclassify the transvaginal mesh products used for pelvic prolapse repair as high-risk medical devices. Doing so would render these products ineligible for approval under the 510(k). In 2008, the FDA issued a Safety Communication concerning severe complications associated with transvaginal mesh devices.
Then, in 2011, the agency warned of a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with vaginal mesh use. The FDA also changed its earlier stance about the frequency of these complications, saying in an advisory that injuries from vaginal mesh related to pelvic organ prolapse repairs are not uncommon. Mesh erosion infections Pain Problems urinating Repeated prolapse and/or incontinence.
For women who might experience mesh erosion, the final outcome may be especially devastating if the mesh has eroded so much that it extends beyond the vaginal opening. If mesh erosion is left untreated, it may cause damage to the bladder or bowel, an abscess, or a fistula. Women can also experience complications related to perforation of the organs, which can also affect the urethra, colon, or vagina. In FDA’s Safety Communication for 2011, the agency warned about seven deaths involving women undergoing swab procedures, including two related to perforated organs.
The vaginal mesh lawyers on our network have represented many women already in transvaginal mesh litigation, and they understand what you are going through. To learn more about filing a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit of your own, give us a call at (888) 491-0444 to talk with a lawyer today.
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