Transvaginal mesh is a net-like medical device implanted to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. However, once implanted it can cause pain, infection, urinary problems and organ perforation. Women experiencing complications from transvaginal mesh frequently require multiple surgeries, which sometimes fail to relieve their symptoms. Thousands of women have filed lawsuits against the manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices seeking compensation for their pain, their loss of quality of life and the dangerous and painful surgeries necessary to treat injuries caused by transvaginal mesh.
We Can Tell You If You Have a Claim and Help You Pursue Compensation with No Cost to You
Borri Law Offices is accepting transvaginal mesh cases in all 50 states. If your surgeon implanted a mesh product to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, and you have suffered pain or other complications from the mesh device, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
We are offering free case consultations and can file a lawsuit on your behalf if you have a claim. Call us or submit the contact form on the bottom of the page, to speak to a lawyer about your case.
Why Is Transvaginal Mesh Defective and Dangerous?
Transvaginal mesh is generally made of a plastic called polypropylene. The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh medical devices did not test the devices on humans before selling them to surgeons for implantation in women.
Experience and medical studies have shown that the plastic mesh, once implanted, can cut into and erode the tissue and organs in the pelvis, causing pain, bleeding, organ perforation, scarring, urinary tract infections, and other painful medical complications. Problems caused by defective mesh devices can require multiple surgeries because it is very difficult to remove the mesh once it has grown into the surrounding tissue. Frequently, the surgeries cannot entirely cure the symptoms.
FDA Warns of Serious Complications from Pelvic Mesh
In July 2011, the United States Food and Drug Administration warned that serious complications can be caused by transvaginal mesh products and that complications from the mesh products are not rare. The FDA also found that ten percent of women implanted with a mesh device experience erosion of pelvic tissue or organs within 12 months of their surgery. Remarkably, the FDA concluded that there was no evidence that transvaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse is more effective than treatment without mesh, and that use of mesh devices put patients at greater risk.
Dozens of Pelvic Mesh Products Have Been Implanted
More than eight manufacturers have sold dozens of transvaginal mesh products to surgeons for implantation. Some of the manufacturers and their products are listed below. (Call us to find out about your pelvic mesh products):
- Ethicon/Johnson & Johnson
- Ethicon Gynecare Trans-Vaginal Tape (TVT)
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolift
- Ethicon Gynecare Prolene
- Boston Scientific
- Obtryx Sling
- American Medical Systems
- C.R. Bard
Transvaginal Mesh Recall
While no transvaginal mesh products have been recalled because of organ erosion, a number have been discontinued and are no longer on the market. In 2012, Johnson & Johnson pulled four of its pelvic mesh products, including the TVT Secur bladder sling, after the FDA ordered the products to undergo post-market studies.
Is There a Transvaginal Mesh Class Action Lawsuit?
There is no transvaginal mesh class action lawsuit. Patients injured by pelvic mesh file individual lawsuits. Our lawyers will help you decide if you have a claim for compensation, and prepare, file and prosecute a lawsuit on your behalf if warranted. Call the Borri Law transvaginal mesh lawyers for a free, no obligation consultation.
Transvaginal Mesh Settlements
At this time, only a few transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been settled. However, there are indication that more settlement will come. Recently, American Medical Systems, maker of more than 14 pelvic mesh products, announced that it had set aside $830 million dollars to settle mesh product liability cases against it.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
Borri Law Offices is accepting transvaginal mesh cases. If you or someone you love are suffering pain or complications from a vaginal mesh product, you should contact us today. For a free consultation about your case, call us toll-free at 888-444-2336, or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page and one of our lawyers will contact you.