Following numerous FDA issued reports regarding what the agency defined as “serious complications” more women are seeking legal advice regarding their options with a Trans-Vaginal mesh lawsuit. Thousands of people have experienced serious side effects and complications due to these devices. These devices are commonly referred to as a vaginal sling, and are placed inside of the vagina to help provide support for weakened tissues that contribute to two common disorders: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Documented side effects have ranged from serious complications, such as the symptoms returning and worsening, vaginal bleeding, frequent urination and pain during sexual intercourse.
Companies Being Targeted Regarding Trans-Vaginal Mesh
When companies make medical devices, those devices are required to undergo stringent studies to prove that they are efficacious and safe for human use. Numerous lawsuits are targeting the four primary manufacturers of these devices: Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific Corporation. The lawsuits are saying that the manufacturers did not conduct enough research and testing, and as a result, they made an unsafe medical device that caused serious complications and problems. According to one study, more than 14 percent of women who received these mesh surgeries experienced severe complications within 90 days.
Why File a Trans-Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
While many brands of surgical mesh, vaginal mesh, and bladder slings remain on the market, a few have been voluntarily recalled or discontinued. These include the Protegen Sling and ObTape, both of which were discontinued by its manufacturer in 2006.
In June 2012, four other vaginal mesh products were voluntarily discontinued, this time by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Ethicon: the Prolift, Prolift+ M, TVT Secur and Prosima systems. The medical device manufacturer C.R. Bard took its Avaulta mesh product off the U.S. market in July 2012.
If you received a vaginal mesh implant, a surgical mesh implant, or a bladder sling and you are suffering as a result, you might be able to recover compensation no matter what brand of mesh or sling your doctor used. To file a lawsuit for injuries you suffered as the result of a drug or medical device, that drug or medical device doesn’t have to have been recalled.
While the FDA continues to investigate, thousands of women are taking action to reclaim their quality of life. There are a number of reasons to consider speaking with an attorney right now, even if you are not experiencing any complications.
- Receive a settlement to have the device removed.
- Gain recompense for pain and suffering and reduced quality of life.
- Receive monies for any past, present and future associated medical bills.
- Be compensated for any lost wages, pain and suffering, duress and loss of sex life quality.
- Put this matter behind you and retain the monies necessary to correct any future problems that arise as a direct result.