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Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Dangers of Transvaginal Mesh













Transvaginal mesh, a biologically or synthetically made mesh, originally used for hernia patients, has wreaked havoc in recent years. Without clinical testing, the mesh was branded as a cure-all for those women requiring pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary inconsistence (SUI) replacements. In thousands of cases, defectively designed and manufactured meshes have caused irreparable pain and injuries.

Pain and suffering caused by transvaginal mesh

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

Possibility of a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

The ever increasing numbers of transvaginal mesh complaints led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take notice of the crisis leading to two public alerts and warnings. The FDA in 2008 issued a Public Health Notification and Additional Patient Information alerting people that the insertion of transvaginal mesh remains an area of serious concern. Again as more complaints piled up against transvaginal mesh manufacturers, it prompted the FDA to issue another alert and warning in 2011. The governmental agency once again informed the people that there are serious complications associated with the transvaginal mesh.

Pain and suffering caused by transvaginal mesh
It has become apparent that meshes do not just cause emotional pain and suffering to the affected person but the whole family as well.

Some of the physical pain and injuries associated with meshes found in thousands of women are:
Dyspareunia Pain during and after sexual intercourse
Vaginal scarring or shrinkage
Pelvic Pain
Infection
Vaginal pain or bleeding
Organ perforation
Mesh erosion

In addition, the victims have suffered psychological, emotional and financial side effects of transvaginal meshes.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuit
Victims have undergone, in some cases, several surgeries to remove meshes. In a number of cases, it becomes impossible to even remove the defected mesh, causing prolonged suffering and injury to its victim. 15,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. This is in addition to thousands of such lawsuits pending in state courts.

Companies and manufacturers of transvaginal meshes, such as American Medical Systems, Inc. Johnson & Johnson, Inc. C.R. Bard, Inc. and Boston Scientific have frequently been the subject of these lawsuits. The underlying allegation in most of transvaginal mesh lawsuits is that the manufacturers misled both the patients and doctors regarding the dangers associated with inserting a mesh. Mesh manufacturers have further been accused of fraud, and concealing facts from the general public that their product could cause debilitating and permanent injuries.

Possibility of a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a transvaginal mesh implant, and suffered pain and injuries, explore the legal options available. Thousands, as mentioned above, have come forward and filed lawsuits against these companies. In some cases, the courts have awarded millions of dollars to the affected parties.

Christine Scott underwent nine revision surgeries due to injuries caused by the transvaginal mesh manufactured by C.R. Bard. Inc.. She and her husband were awarded $5.5 million in damages against the company by a California jury.

Linda Gross, another victim of transvaginal mesh manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, Inc., underwent 18 operations due to constant pain. She was awarded $11.1 million in punitive damages awarded by a New Jersey jury.

Donna Cisson suffered serious complications after C.R. Bard. Inc. manufactured mesh was implanted in her. Jurors in West Virginia awarded her with $250,000 in compensatory damages and $1.75 million in punitive damages, amounting to an award of $2 million.