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Women by the thousands have filed a transvaginal mesh lawsuit after suffering crippling injuries. Thousands have been forced to undergo revision surgeries.
Variously referred to as a transvaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, pelvic sling or bladder mesh these procedures are all surgical implants used for the treatment of medical conditions in women. Primarily transvaginal mesh surgeries are performed after childbirth or a hysterectomy.
These medical implants and devices are used to treat Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), conditions that result in the weakening of the pelvic region.
Between 2005 and 2010 there were enough injuries tied to use of this mesh, trial attorneys and the Food & Drug Administration began to look closely at the problem. As with any of these medical problems, the medical answers and alternatives rest with the doctors and the legal options or remedies rest with in the legal and judicial process.
Implants, variously referred to as transvaginal mesh, pelvic sling, or bladder mesh, had been tied to several different problems in unexpected numbers and severity. These included erosion of bodily tissue in the implant area, hardening of the mesh, perforation of bowel, bladder or blood supply, infection and pain, erosion of the mesh itself, and vaginal scarring. In addition there were reports of a recurrence of the pelvic organ prolapse that had led to the implant. Stress urinary incontinence was also added to the menu of related problems.
Government warnings were issued to both patient and physician. The question was raised as to whether the implant was any better or more effective than using methods other than the mesh. The question facing these patients, and by extension, injury attorneys is why this was allowed to happen and go underappreciated for so long, as the injuries mounted. As patients are facing corrective surgery and re-dealing with problems they had thought were corrected, a small number of attorneys are focusing on why this happened and what responsibility the manufacturer and/or doctor might have for this outbreak.
If you have been victimized by a medical problem or injury related to these implants, you should consider consulting with an attorney familiar with the problem and the available legal remedies.
Injuries from the use of vaginal mesh include chronic pain, infections, organ damage, and scarring. These mesh or patch injuries are allegedly associated with the use of pelvic mesh in the surgical repair of pelvic organ proplapse and stress urinary incontinence.
If you or a loved one was injured by use of mesh in your surgery, it is not surprising. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has tallied some 3,800 reports of transvaginal mesh complications associated with the use of these devices.
The lawyers at Roven-Kaplan LLC are active in filing lawsuits for mutiple pelvic mesh litigations. Perhaps we can help you or your family?
With no cost to you, we offer free legal evaluations to the victims of vaginal mesh injuries. If the quality of your life has been diminished because of transvaginal mesh, our vaginal mesh lawyers can help. Please contact Roven-Kaplan LLC today for answers to all of your questions, and to learn more about filing your own transvaginal mesh lawsuit.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
Women who suffered serious injuries following implantation of pelvic mesh may be eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit seeking compensation or their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and other damages.
The vaginal mesh lawyers at Roven-Kaplan LLC are actively filing claims in vaginal mesh litigations. We are investigating pelvic mesh devices manufactured by American Medical Systems, Inc., Boston Scientific Corp., C.R. Bard, Inc. and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon, Inc. subsidiary.
How Much May We Be Compensated?
Each case is different. Recoveries in vaginal mesh lawsuits can be significant. In February 2013, the Plaintiff in the first Ethicon pelvic mesh lawsuit to go to trial in the New Jersey litigation was awarded $3.5 million in compensatory damages. The previous summer, a trial in California state court involving a C.R. Bard product ended with a $5.5 million jury award for the victim and her husband.
Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers
Pelvic mesh devices used in transvaginal surgeries are manufactured by a number of companies. The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Roven-Kaplan LLP are currently investigating claims on behalf of women implanted with the following devices:
American Medical Systems Inc.:
Apogee Vault Suspension System
Elevate Prolapse Repair System
Monarc Sling System
Sparc Sling System
Boston Scientific Corp.:
Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
Uphold Vaginal Support System
Advantage Fit Transvaginal Mid-Urethral Sling System
Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling
Solynx SIS Vaginal Sling System
Prefyx PPS Pelvic Sling System
Lynx Suprapublic Mid-Urethral Sling System
C.R. Bard Inc. Avaulta Pelvic Mesh Products:
Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System
Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System
Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
Ethicon Inc. Gynecare Pelvic Mesh Products:
Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Mesh
Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Mesh
Gynecare TVT Sling
Most of these devices were approved via the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) 510K program, which does not require human testing. The FDA is currently considering a proposal to reclassify transvaginal mesh products used in pelvic prolapse repair as high-risk medical devices. Doing so would make the products ineligible for 510(k) approvals.
Injuries Resulting from Transvaginal Mesh
In 2008, the FDA issued a safety alert concerning serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh devices. Then in 2011, the agency warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with the use of vaginal mesh. The FDA also modified its previous position on the frequency of such complications, stating in the alert that vaginal mesh injuries associated with pelvic organ prolapse repair were not rare. According to the agency, injuries resulting from vaginal mesh may include:
If you are among the thousands of women who have suffered serious complications related to pelvic mesh, filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit could enable you to obtain the compensation needed to cover:
Pain and suffering
Diminished quality of life
The vaginal mesh lawyers at Roven-Kaplan LLC are already representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and understand what you are going through. They can evaluate your case for free, and give you sound advice on the best way to proceed. To learn more about filing your own vaginal mesh lawsuit, please give Roven-Kaplan LLC a call at 800-989-0804.