Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
More than 600 patients have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the manufacturers of these surgical mesh devices. Women who received a transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) have alleged that they suffered severe pain or other complications from the product.
The most common side effect reported by patients with transvaginal mesh was vaginal mesh erosion, or exposure of the mesh patch after surgery. Other complications reported by surgical mesh users including severe pain, infection, sexual problems, urinary problems, bleeding and organ perforation. In some cases, women have been forced to undergo repeat surgery to remove the product or to readdress their original medical condition.
According to a warning by the Food and Drug Administration, reports of complications related to transvaginal mesh rose by five times between 2008 and 2010. An FDA panel recently voted that the device should be reclassified as having a high risk of harming patients.
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have already been filed against several manufacturers, including C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems (AMS). Lawsuits against other transvaginal mesh manufacturers—including the largest producer of surgical mesh, Johnson & Johnson—may also be filed by women who were injured after using these products.
If you or a loved one received transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal evaluation, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.