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If you’re a woman experiencing severe complications from transvaginal mesh, you may be eligible for compensation. Contact an experienced transvaginal mesh lawyer at WKW for your free consultation.
Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh implanted through the vagina to repair weakened or damaged tissue, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
The FDA released a Public Health Notification in 2008 stating that over the course of a 3-year period, it received over 1,000 reports from different manufacturers claiming women who had mesh inserted to repair POP and SUI experienced serious complications–though rare–including:
However, in July 2011, the FDA issued an updated Safety Communication after thousands of reported complications arose from the placement and use of the mesh. The Communication warned patients and healthcare providers that transvaginal mesh complications were, in fact, not rare–a stark difference compared to previous reports initiated by mesh manufacturers in 2008. In the time between the 2 reports, there had been 3,000 adverse event reports.
Treatment for complications are just as invasive–if not more–as the injuries themselves. Some include additional surgical procedures, drainage of hematomas or abscesses, blood transfusions, and IV therapy.
Surgical procedures to remove the mesh can have their own lingering obstacles. Complications from the first surgery, such as nerve damage, obstruction of the urethra, injuries to blood vessels (which could result in major, life-threatening hemorrhage), for example, may require more surgical procedures.
Women who have filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit allege that mesh manufacturers Boston Scientific, Ethicon, American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Neomedic, and Johnson & Johnson:
If you’re considering filing a transvaginal mest lawsuit, you’re not alone: There are more than 49,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits against mesh manufacturers, and thousands of lawsuits that have since been consolidated into multidistrict litigation (MDL).
All of these thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits stem from something real: poorly tested and designed mesh products that undoubtedly caused more harm than good at a time of vulnerability and pain. Your life and your safety was compromised, and you were misled, all while pharmaceutical giants profited from your injuries.
By our standards and the standards of thousands, one thing is clear: You deserve compensation for your injuries. Get in touch with one of our transvaginal mesh lawyers if you have suffered injuries or complications from transvaginal mesh. Fill out our contact form below, or call our Indianapolis law office at 317-920-6400.
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