Many American women are suffering due to defective transvaginal mesh (TVM). Injuries caused by a mesh product can be painful and costly, and those costs should not be borne by the innocent victim. Transvaginal mesh lawsuits can help victims seek compensation from the TVM’s negligent manufacturer.
About This Treatment
Transvaginal mesh is supposed to solve problems, not create them. Health issues that are treated with the surgical insertion of mesh include pelvic organ prolapse, or POP
. In such cases, weakened tissue can yield to organs in the pelvis, with the result that they press into the vagina. TVM also is applied to combat stress urinary incontinence, or SUI. That means urine is leaking from the urethra. Transvaginal mesh can shore up the weakened tissue that allows this to happen. However, there have been several defects in some transvaginal mesh; lawsuit options should be considered if you’ve experienced any of the damaging side effects as a result.
Dangerous Transvaginal Mesh Side Effects
Many American women face dangerous side effects and serious complications after placing their trust in a product that turned out to fail them. These transvaginal mesh side effects include:
- Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse)
- Chronic infection of the vagina
- Lower back pain
- Bleeding of the vagina
- Perforation of organs
Injuries arise from a defect known as mesh erosion. In such cases, the medical device erodes into or possibly even through the walls of the rectum, small intestine, vagina, or bladder. If mesh erosion occurs in the rectum or small intestine, it can lead to stool leakage or infection. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has pointed out
such serious mesh side effects and complications. In 2011, the FDA noted that harmful transvaginal mesh side effects were becoming increasingly frequent and common. During a recent five-year period, the FDA recorded 3,785 cases of transvaginal mesh injuries and complications. And in a period of only three years, the FDA recorded around 2,800 cases of injuries or even deaths occurring due to defective mesh devices. In fact, in early 2016, the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh as a high-risk medical device.
These are the types of products that may lead to these side effects and a transvaginal mesh lawsuit: ObTape, TOT tape, bladder slings, and transobturator tape. When they break down, organs can be exposed to severe infection, necessitating surgery. Such devices are sold by a number of manufacturers, including Bard Avaulta Solo, Johnson & Johnson, Avaulta Biosynthetic Systems, and Avaulta Plus. If these companies’ products injured someone, then the victim has a legal right to seek remedies and compensation. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of the defects of transvaginal mesh, lawyers can navigate the process and help you gain the medical and financial help you need.
Consider a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Jim Adler is known for being The Tough, Smart Lawyer® in Texas and can handle big corporations. Our firm can help you through the difficult and dangerous situations that can happen as a result of defective transvaginal mesh. Lawyers working in our law firm have a great deal of professional experience in dealing with defective medical devices and can handle your case with expertise. Don’t let these companies get away with creating a product that has hurt so many women. To begin working with one of our transvaginal mesh attorneys, simply submit our free case review form
online or call us at our toll-free number, 1-800-505-1414
. Then, we’ll promptly respond by providing your free case review.
Please know that your information will be kept confidential, and you can speak with a female transvaginal mesh attorney if you wish. Also, you won’t need to pay your mesh lawsuit attorney or lawyer directly, since our law firm only is paid via the settlement amount if we win your case. This is one of the best solutions for those looking to make a legal claim. Most likely, the case will not go to court. The majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled out of court, with no need for a trial.
Ready to get started? If so, please contact the expert transvaginal mesh lawyers at Jim Adler & Associates today and let us help.
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