Can I File a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
New Jersey Attorneys Can Assist with Your Product Liability Claim
Every year, hundreds of women undergo transvaginal mesh surgery to correct persistent discomfort triggered by pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Unfortunately, many of these women experience severe transvaginal mesh injuries and complications. In many cases, manufacturer negligence is to blame, as these companies overlooked product safety for personal profit. If you are experiencing complications due to transvaginal mesh, you are not alone. Thousands of women have filed lawsuits and obtained millions of dollars in compensation from these negligent companies.
At Keefe Law Firm, our attorneys have notable experience in product liability litigation and are willing to fight for you. If you experienced complications from pelvic mesh, then you may be able to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against the manufacturer. We can investigate your case and assist you in filing a claim. Additionally, you may have the opportunity to join an ongoing class action lawsuit or multidistrict litigation (MDL).
What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a web-like implant used to hold up weakened or stretched vaginal tissues. Surgeons implant this mesh primarily to correct the weakening tissues caused by pelvic organ prolapse (POP). This uncomfortable condition occurs when pelvic organs, such as the bladder, drop due to weak pelvic muscles. Any woman of any age can experience this condition; however, it occurs most frequently in women after childbirth. Besides childbirth, POP can be caused by repetitive heavy lifting, chronic constipation, chronic cough and poor tissue.
Left untreated, patients may experience pain and pressure in the pelvis and/or the lower back, urinary leaking and/or constipation. The purpose of a transvaginal mesh implant or bladder sling is to treat these uncomfortable symptoms by supporting these organs and keeping them in place. However, product defects in these devices make them prone to breakage, migration and failure, causing serious complications.
What Are Common Transvaginal Mesh Injuries and Complications?
Unfortunately, thousands of women who received transvaginal mesh implants experienced painful complications. Transvaginal mesh erosion is the most common complication, which causes severe pain and allows POP to reoccur. Instances of these complications became so universal that the FDA was forced to intervene.
In July of 2011, the FDA issued a strongly worded report regarding mesh repair for POP based on the increasing number of complaints about transvaginal mesh injuries and a review of current medical literature and studies. Specifically, the FDA stated:
- Complications related to transvaginal mesh surgery are NOT rare.
- There is no evidence that transvaginal mesh repair is more effective than traditional non-mesh repair.
- Transvaginal mesh surgery exposes patients to greater risk than traditional non-mesh repair.
As a result, there are currently hundreds of pending vaginal mesh bladder sling lawsuits in the United States.
Questions About a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit? Call Our Law Firm Now
If you are thinking about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, then contact our offices today. Our attorneys have experience with defective medical device lawsuits and national product recalls. We can explain your legal options and advise you of any ongoing class actions and/or multidistrict litigation that you may join. Call (866) 575-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.