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Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit 4 Important Facts
Vaginal mesh complications may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer. and The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a statement warning about serious complications associated with the surgical mesh used in transvaginal placement. In addition, the FDA has warned that mesh may not be more effective in certain situations than non-mesh operations which means for some patients they were subjected needlessly to a greater risk of adverse side effects. To file a vaginal mesh lawsuitplease fill out a form or call us.
What is Vaginal Mesh or Transvaginal Mesh ?
Mesh is a medical device used to strenghten weakened or damaged tissue and placed through the vagina. It is made from either porous or non-porous absorbable synthetic material or absorbable biologic material. Mesh is used to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) by being permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall or used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Manufactures Of Mesh Products In This Litigation.
This is a list of some of the manufactures in this litigation. If you don’t know the brand of your mesh product we can find out.
Ethicon’s pelvic mesh
Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems
American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems
C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems
An Multi District Litigation (MDL) have been setup for each manufacture and cases have already been tried in US courts. Plaintiffs are reporting good progress and have show some great settlements and jury verdics as a result of their work. Litigation is ongoing.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) occurs when the pelvic floor can no longer support the pelvic organs including the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, and rectum. The muscles and tissue of the pelvic floor may weaken with age or as a result of labor or childbirth. Other causes of Pelvic Organ Prolapse are obesity, frequent constipation, or genetics. Symptoms of POP include pelvic pain, pressure, and bulging of tissue or organs.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is the most common type of urinary incontinence for women. They will experience urine leakage during physical activity or when coughing or sneezing. Stress Urinary Incontinence occurs when the pelvic muscles supporting the bladder and urethra become weakened. This weakness can be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, aging, obesity, or pelvic operation.
There have been thousands of reports of complications associated with the use of mesh to repair POP and SUI. As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration conducted a review to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of mesh. The review has shown that using mesh for POP is no better than non-mesh repair. They are still evaluating the results for SUI mesh surgeries due to the high volume of incidents.
The Four Issues Revealed by the Review
- Mesh POP repair increases patient risks not found in traditional non-mesh POP repair.
- Mesh surgery carries a higher risk of mesh complications than abdominal mesh operation for POP repair.
- There is no evidence that using mesh to support either the top or back wall of the vagina has any benefit to the patient over non-mesh treatment.
- There may not be any better symptomatic results when using mesh to strengthen tissue between the bladder and vagina compared to traditional non-mesh POP repair.
The most commonly identified reported complication in transvaginal mesh claims are erosion of mesh through the vagina. This may require multiple surgeries to attempt to repair with sometimes less than satisfactory results.
Another complication from the use of transvaginal mesh is mesh contraction (shrinkage). This can result in vaginal shortening, tightening, and pain. Both mesh erosion and mesh contraction may cause severe pelvic pain as well as interfere with the woman’s ability to engage in sexual intercourse.
A Vaginal mesh or transvaginal mesh lawsuit can help with compensation for your injuries. Contact a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Lawyers today though our form or by calling 1-888-471-8787
What Action Should You Take To File A claim
If you had a transvaginal mesh surgical procedure with no complications, there is no need to take any action. Thousands of women that have symptoms such as persistent vaginal bleeding, discharge, pelvic pain, or pain during sex. If you have had any of these symptoms, first contact your medical professional and then call one of our experienced mesh attorneys to see if you might have a valid claim against the manufacturer of your mesh. These complications from mesh operations are linked to several brands of mesh which may qualify you for a claim.
Your free consultation will help to determine whether or not you might have a strong claim for compensation. If you have had symptoms of mesh erosion or mesh contraction after your transvaginal mesh surgery, you may be able to file a claim. Our lawyers will advise you on your next step and work with you every step of the way.
Time to File is Now!
Litigation against the manufacturers of mesh are moving forward now with the first trial dates starting in February 2013. This milestone could help facilitate agreements for the thousands of women injured by surgical mesh. There is a statute of limitations and time is running out to file a claim.
If you have suffered a serious side effect related to your transvaginal mesh surgery, contact our experienced lawyers now to start your claim. You have the right to request compensation for your injuries. Fill out the form on your right and we will have a consultant call you back on your Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit.
Many women are experiencing transvaginal mesh complications after having mesh surgery. While it won’t restore their health, now is the time to hire an experienced lawyer that will file a claim against the manufacturers of this harmful device. For those that are suffering because of mesh problems, they may be able to prevail in court.
The US Food and Drug Administration has recently recognized that mesh may cause patients to experience harmful side effects. The FDA has received over 4,000 complaints to date, and stated that they are concerned about the high number of adverse events reported. On July 13, 2011, the FDA issued an updated warning to health care providers and patients that surgical placement of mesh through the vagina to repair pelvic organ prolapse may expose patients to greater risk than other surgical options.
What Are the Common Mesh Complications ?
The most common mesh complications are the following:
- Protrusion of mesh through the vagina
- Infection in the treated area
- Painful intercourse
- Perforated organs
- Difficulty urinating
These injuries can lead to neuro-muscular problems, scarring and emotional issues. In most cases, additional surgery is needed to attempt a repair of the damage done as a result of the original mesh surgical procedure.
The Mesh Debate
Surgeons use mesh usually to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). POP is when the tissues that hold the pelvic organs in place become damaged or weakened. This can lead to SUI which is a leakage of urine during physical activity. According to the FDA, 30 – 50 percent of women may develop POP. Unfortunately, the intended cure for their original medical issue can cause a lifetime of physical and mental problems.
If you are experiencing the debilitating complications of surgical mesh, you may be entitled to receive monetary compensation. It is a good idea to speak to a lawyer to find out if you may have a case that can be taken to court.
Women who have had this surgery were not expecting that their health would be made worse afterwards because of transvaginal mesh complications. These same women need to consider hiring an attorney for a possible claim. A patient who is suffering from complications of any kind is certainly within her rights to file a claim against the manufacturer. C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems, American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems, Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems and Ethicon, Inc.’s Gynecare pelvic mesh.
The Statute of Limitations for Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Victims of transvaginal mesh complications surgery must not wait too long to contact an attorney if they are experiencing complications. There is a statue of limitations to file your case so you will want to find out now if you might have a claim for your injuries.
Symptoms of Vaginal Mesh Problems ?
After it has been determined that transvaginal mesh is the cause of their symptoms, women often need to have several surgical procedures to correct the damage. These women may be entitled to compensation and should consider filing a suit for their transvaginal mesh injuries.
Any patient who feels as if her condition was made worse due to transvaginal mesh implants is encouraged to contact an experienced transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorney and discuss their options. Transvaginal mesh complications are a life sentence to live with call us today.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: A few cases have gone to trial and very good results have come from 2-3 jury verdict. The Transvaginal Mesh settlement Amounts have been from 3 million to 11 million.
There are many women who have become victims of the Transvaginal Mesh Complications. Some of these same women may be suffering in silence, unaware that they are justified in filing a mesh claim.
The US Food and Drug Administration is now warning the public that reports of complications with surgical mesh are increasing. Because of this warning, patients that have had a surgical procedure and suffered injury as a result may now be able to file a suit. Winning a mesh litigation could repay lost wages, damages, and staggering medical bills that were a result of mesh injuries.
What is transvaginal mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is permanently implanted to reinforce the weakened or damaged vaginal wall. This is done usually to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Transvaginal mesh is inserted through the vagina rather than the typical insertion through a surgical incision in the abdomen. The FDA has announced that they are not convinced that using transvaginal mesh has any advantages over implanting through the abdomen and also that serious risks from transvaginal mesh is NOT rare.
Problems related to vaginal mesh
In 2008, the first warning was send out after receiving around 1000 complaints that claimed surgical mesh had caused patients serious complications. These complaints continued to grow and in July of 2011, they finally released a safety warning about the use of surgical mesh. This warning informed women and their health care providers of the risks that were associated with vaginal mesh products. The safety communication stated that the risks of transvaginal mesh had the potential to outweigh the benefits. In January of 2012, almost four years after the initial claims, 33 manufacturers where ordered to perform research studies on their products to determine their safety, effectiveness, and risks.
Litigation Against The Manufacturer
Many women in the United States have filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the various manufacturers. Ethicon, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific Corp. These implants are accused of causing a multitude of problems, including but not limited to tissue damages, internal scarring, bowel and bladder perforation, and damage to the blood vessels. In addition, additional surgeries are often required to repair the injuries caused by the mesh products.
Vaginal Mesh Settlements
If you have had mesh operation and experienced complications or required additional surgery because of the mesh, you may qualify for compensation by the manufacturer. The FDA has released information warning the public about the complications of transvaginal mesh. Those who have had transvaginal mesh implanted and have experienced any complications should talk to an attorney to see if they qualify to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
What are the complications women may experience?
The rate of complications related to transvaginal mesh is high. Some of the most common complications listed among the women who have filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit include vaginal mesh erosion, infection, urinary problems, blood vessel damage, pelvic prolapse or incontinence recurrence, pain or discomfort, vaginal scarring, and perforation of the bowel, bladder, or blood vessels. A woman who is experiencing any of these complications may qualify to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Statue of Limitation for Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
There is typically a time limit for which an individual can file a lawsuit in order to receive compensation. This can vary from state to state. The statue of limitations for transvaginal mesh lawsuits usually ranges between one and six years, with a few states allowing as many as ten years to file a lawsuit. You must file a lawsuit within this period of time to qualify. If one cannot file a lawsuit for themselves for any reason, it may be possible to have a family member file instead. For example, if your loved one is either not capable of filing their own lawsuit or has died, you may be able to file on their behalf.
Types of lawsuit claims
Transvaginal lawsuits may be classified as class action lawsuits and/or personal injury lawsuits. In a class action lawsuit, the attorney is addressing the interests of the entire group as a whole. In a personal injury case, the lawsuit is focused on your personal experience, claims, and injuries.
The similarity lies in the fact that both cases attest that the manufacturer of the product did not hold up their duty to provide a safe and effective product. The maker of the device may not have designed the product with regards to the safety of the patient or adequately warn about the severity of risks associated with the product. This is just cause for a lawsuit.
How to file a Transvaginal mesh lawsuit
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC we offer free consultations to any woman that wishes to find out if she may be a candidate for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Fill out the form on this page and one of our trained female team members will call you to verify your information and answer any questions you might have about your case. Cases will likely be referred to another transvaginal mesh lawsuit attorney.
In the last few years, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received thousands of complaints from women that have had transvaginal mesh surgery and suffered severe complications. After reviewing the reports, the FDA has halted the sales of certain vaginal mesh products such as Johnson & Johnson’s Gynecare Prolift. Other mesh products and manufacturers are being investigated and meanwhile patients and medical professionals are cautioned about using mesh for certain gynecological procedures. As a result of the FDA warnings, claims are now being filed on behalf of those women with complaints after having had mesh surgery. If you had mesh surgery and experienced difficulty due to the surgical mesh, we can help. Fill out the form on this page to find out if you might have a claim against the manufacturer of your mesh. Your information will be reviewed by our experienced consultants.
How Do I File My Claim?
Because a statute of limitations may apply to your surgical mesh litigation, you will want to start the process immediately. Do not let the expiration date approach without filing your claim for compensation.
First, fill out the contact form on this page. One of our trained consultants will quickly call you to review your information. Our attorneys will review the information to determine if you should file a claim. You will then be sent a contract if they agree to take your case. The consult is free and our attorneys will work for you on a contingency basis.