Transvaginal Mesh Attorney
A transvaginal mesh device is a plastic polymer screen installed inside women to further strengthen the pelvic wall after a pelvic organ prolapse (POP). A pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the tissue connecting the pelvic organs, the uterus, intestines, and bladder, is degraded and weakened over time or following pregnancy.
Up to 40% of women experience some degree of pelvic organ prolapse at some point in their lives. When the pelvic organs prolapse in the body, they descend into the vagina, causing victims to suffer chronic incontinence during moments of stress, known as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). This, unfortunately, means the loss of bladder control during moments of coughing, physical strain, or even during fits of laughter. POP is a serious condition for millions of women, a condition with few promising solutions.
Faulty Transvaginal Mesh Devices
Before the turn of the century, women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence had no other option than to undergo painful surgery that too often led to future complications. These surgeries were eventually supplanted by transvaginal mesh screens marketed by medical device manufacturers to help prevent the more adverse effects of POP and even SUI. Doctors began to implant tens of thousands of women with surgical mesh screens before fully determining if the devices would prove detrimental to the health of the implanted patients.
Years later, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released data showing 1 in 10 women suffered from faulty transvaginal mesh devices due to persistent erosion over time. These victims suffered severe damage to their bladders, bowels, and even an abnormal fusion of the large intestine to the vagina known as a rectovaginal fistula. Considering how the affected women were not properly warned of the crush of complications caused by the mesh device, manufacturers opened themselves up to possible liability litigation. Following the FDA’s announcement, over 25,000 lawsuits have been filed by injured women throughout the United States, and Endo International, a manufacturer, has recently settled thousands of lawsuits for over $2.6 billion.
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawsuits
Due to the alerts by the FDA and recent liability lawsuits, the mass tort attorneys with The Advocates are currently accepting injury claims concerning complications and injury caused by transvaginal mesh and bladder sling implants. The Advocates review injury claims involving the following manufacturers and models:
- Bard mesh devices, including Pelvicol, PelviLace, and PelviSoft
- Boston Scientific Advantage Fit and Arise
- Boston Scientific Lynx and Obtryx
- Boston Scientific Pinnacle, Prefyx PPS, and Solyx
- Avaulta Biosynthetic Solo and Biosynthetic Plus
The Advocates can help you recover a just settlement for the injuries and losses you’ve suffered from defective medical devices. A Faulty medical device can cause lifelong disability, chronic pain, loss of consortium, and emotional distress. Our attorneys understand the pain and suffering you have endured. You should not have to pay for the irresponsible and callous decisions made by medical device manufacturers in the name of earning profits regardless of the cost to you and your family.
The Advocates is ready to help you receive maximum compensation for your mass tort injury claim. An attorney with The Advocates is available to give you a free consultation about your case. Simply call 1-888-565-5277, chat with a live attorney from our homepage, or fill out the form below. Do not wait to contact The Advocates about your case today. Mass tort claims are time sensitive so please schedule a free consultation with an Advocate attorney as soon as possible. You deserve an Advocate!