Transvaginal Mesh (Surgical Mesh) Lawsuit

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Transvaginal mesh implants, also known as surgical mesh implants, are made by several manufacturers. Some of the devices were originally designed for hernia repair; however none were clinically tested prior to their use in treating pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. Transvaginal mesh implants are stitched to support organs in the pelvic area of women.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Continue: FDA States Complications “Not Rare”

transvaginal mesh patientTransvaginal mesh devices have been found to cause painful and dangerous side effects. In July 2011, the FDA issued an updated safety notification stating that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of pelvic organ prolapse are not rare.” To date, almost 15,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed.

Injuries resulting from a transvaginal mesh implant are often very serious and costly to treat. Filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit could help you attain the money needed for revision surgery and treatments.

Transvaginal Mesh: Common Injuries and Side Effects

There are several conditions and side effects that may be associated with the implantation of a vaginal mesh device.

  • Mesh erosion
    When the mesh device moves away from the vaginal wall where it was originally implanted.
    (Called an extrusion or exposure if it extends outside the vaginal wall.)
  • Organ perforation
    When edges of the transvaginal mesh puncture the vagina or nearby organs.
  • Vaginal pain or bleeding
  • Infection
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal scarring or shrinkage
  • Pain during or after sexual intercourse (Dyspareunia)

In severe cases, the vaginal mesh must be surgically removed. In cases where scar tissue has formed, removal may require several follow-up surgeries—or may not be possible—potentially prolonging pain and suffering.

Transvaginal Mesh: Manufacturers Who Produce These Devices

The following manufacturers are potential sources of injuries and have been named in transvaginal mesh lawsuits:

The following manufacturers are potential sources of injuries and have been named in transvaginal mesh lawsuits:

  • American Medical Systems, Inc
  • C.R. Bard, Inc
  • Boston Scientific
  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: Are You Suffering?

If you or someone you love has suffered complications from the implantation of a transvaginal mesh device contact us today to discuss a filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. You may be eligible to receive compensation for injuries such as pelvic organ prolapse.

At Sokolove Law, we strive to bring justice to those unnecessarily harmed by faulty medical devices. We’ve been fighting for victims’ rights for over 30 years.  We know who to talk to, where to find answers, and what steps you need to take.

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