Transvaginal mesh is a dangerous implant used to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in women. Transvaginal mesh implants were created to permanently rectify POP and SUI, which often occurs after childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy, but instead thousands of women experienced serious complications from the implants.
Transvaginal mesh devices were represented to be safe and effective for women suffering from POP and SUI, but a staggering number of women experienced serious complications from them, such as infection, erosion of vaginal tissues, and organ perforation. If you or a loved one has suffered from complications from a transvaginal mesh implant, contact the transvaginal mesh attorneys, serving Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York areas.
About Mesh Products
Beginning in the late 1990’s, the FDA began approving mesh implants for the treatment of POP and SUI. At one point, nearly 40 companies were producing approximately 100 mesh products. The most common manufacturers of mesh products are Johnson & Johnson, Bard Medical, American Medical Solutions, Boston Scientific, and Coloplast.
The Locks Law Firm is currently reviewing cases on behalf of individuals and their family members who have suffered mesh-related injuries, including mesh erosion and organ perforation.
Transvaginal mesh product lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts across the country. More than 19,450 mesh cases are pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (MDL No. 2325).
In 2008, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification concerning serious complications associated with mesh implants. The FDA concluded that “[t]he most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia.”
On July 13, 2011, a FDA Safety Communication stated that “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare.”
In January 2012, the FDA issued a postmarket surveillance order to all manufactures of the mesh devices requiring them to conduct postmarket surveillance concerning the safety and efficacy of the products. In response, some of the manufacturers of mesh products withdrew their products from the market.
Many of the lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of mesh products intentionally mislead the FDA and patients, failed to conduct proper testing and research, failed to establish safe methods for removing the implants, and did not adequately warn consumers of the true risks of the implants.
Contact a Locks Law Firm Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered complications from a transvaginal mesh implant, contact the Locks Law Firm today. We urge you to contact us immediately as all claims are subject to strict requirements on when a case must be filed. Our Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York attorneys can provide information about filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit during a free, confidential consultation and case evaluation.Do I have a case? Free Case Evaluation