April 16, 2019 Update: The Food & Drug Administration has ordered all transvaginal mesh manufacturers to cease sales and distribution of all transvaginal mesh products.
If you’ve had a transvaginal sling surgery procedure, keep reading. You may have good reason to speak to a medical device attorney/lawyer.
We are representing victims throughout the United States who are suffering complications stemming from implantation of transvaginal mesh products.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
The problem with a transvaginal mesh is that it causes erosion through the vaginal epithelium, infection, migration or movement, painful sexual intercourse, vaginal scarring, intense bowel and bladder pain, and the recurrence of incontinence.
If you believe you or someone you love has been affected by transvaginal mesh, please contact one of our specialists at 800-718-4658.
One transvaginal mesh manufacturer, the Mentor O.B. tape vaginal sling, has been taken off the market due to a design defect. All of our clients who had complications have had additional surgery to correct mistakes made in the original surgery.
Our experts believe that the mesh is based on a defective design, which causes the complications. One possible theory is the sling prevents the surrounding tissue from receiving nutrients, causing complications. All of our clients have either had migration and/or erosion and intense pelvic pain, vaginal scarring and more.
The Law Offices of Nadrich & Cohen are investigating cases from coast to coast regarding victims who suffered severe side effects due to the Gynecare Prolift Total Pelvic Floor Repair System, the Bard Avaulta system and other vaginal mesh and bladder sling products. There was an October 2008 FDA Public Health notification of the complications associated with the transvaginal placement of surgical mesh. The problem with these devices that are used to treat Female Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) is that due to their make up of polypropylene mesh the mesh causes infections and adverse reactions to the surrounding tissue resulting in severe complications.
What happens is that the mesh erodes into the vagina or can move or shrink causing urinary problems, pelvic pain, and infections. Obviously, this is extremely painful, including extreme pain during sexual relations, fistulas and reoccurrence of prolapsed organs and neuropathic pain. These are very serious complications.
There is much activity in the pelvic mesh sling arena scheduled for 2014. Thus far, tens of thousands of these cases have been filed in courts nationwide including in West Virginia, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Delaware, California and Georgia. The judges in these states have selected certain cases for bellwether trials – all scheduled for 2014. A bellwether trial means that the parties have decided that the particular case is representative of a certain type of defect and the case is chosen for a jury trial to assist the parties and the judge in evaluating the case and whether or not there is a judgment valuing the amount of judgment for future settlement purposes for larger groups of similar cases.
Our law firms are involved in many of the upcoming bellwether trials including the five trials against Boston Scientific scheduled in Massachusetts, the trial scheduled against Ethicon in New Jersey and the trial scheduled against Ethicon in West Virginia Federal Court. There are also 200 trials currently scheduled against C.R. Bard in West Virginia Federal Court beginning in May 2014. Our co-counsel also has trials against American Medical Systems in West Virginia.
The complications are as follows:
- Mesh erosion
- Intense pain, infection and discomfort
- Perforations of the bowel, bladder, or the adjacent blood vessels
- Reoccurrence of the original Stress Urinary Incontinence and/ or Pelvic Organ Prolapse condition
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal scarring
Unfortunately, most side effect victims have to undergo revision surgeries and/ or blood transfusions, IV therapy, abscess of drainage conditions – all of which can take months or years to recover from.
Contact us so we can help.
If you or someone you love had vaginal mesh surgery and now have complications, immediately contact our experienced team to see if you have a claim for damages. We have extensive experience representing victims of botched vaginal mesh surgeries and can get you the help you need to recover from your injuries. You may also use the “Do I have a case” form in the above right-hand corner.
If you do have a claim, we will vigorously pursue a lawsuit on you or your loved one’s behalf. We are contingency fee attorneys, which means that there is no fee for our services unless we obtain a recovery for you. Please contact the law offices of Nadrich and Cohen at 1- 800-718-4658. Our attorneys are standing by to assist you with your claim.