Vaginal Mesh class action lawsuit, attorneys filing claims now.
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that few people are familiar with when considering the population as a whole, but the fact of the matter is that hundreds of thousands of women seek some sort of treatment for it every year. This health problem concerns the weakening of the pelvic muscles to the point where the organs in the area can slip out of place. Clearly this is an extremely uncomfortable situation that often follows childbirths or other events such as hysterectomies or menopause. Some women who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse need surgery to correct the problem. Time is running out to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit – so act now by filling out the form on the right side of this page, our attorneys are standing by.
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There are other women out there who may have an opportunity to avoid a full surgical procedure and who choose to have a transvaginal mesh product implanted in order to hold those organs in the pelvic area in place. This has become an extremely popular option for people, as estimates indicate that more than 100,000 women go this route across the United States every year. Unfortunately, some of the women who make this choice deeply regret it because of serious problems that they encounter after taking this step.
Allegedly Defective Transvaginal Mesh Products
A few years ago, the FDA began to receive reports from women that different manufacturers were providing transvaginal mesh products that simply did not work as they were supposed to. Some of these products failed to support the organs in the pelvic area, some products moved around inside the body and some simply broke down. As a result, complaints were filed because of the plethora of injuries that were suffered. Examples of these injuries included:
- Device protrusion complications
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal shrinkage due to product contraction
- Relapse of the pelvic organ prolapse
Any or all of these complications are serious in nature, and each requires some sort of medical step in order to correct the problem.
Companies and Their Transvaginal Mesh Products
The Hood National Law Group, has been representing women around the country who were injured by a transvaginal mesh product for several years. We have consulted with and advised clients with regards to problems allegedly brought about by several different manufacturers, including:
- Boston Scientific
When an individual consumer is injured because she trusted one of these transvaginal mesh products, she already has enough to deal with regarding her own pain, suffering and medical care that only became necessary because of the harm that was done to her. She is usually in no position to take on a large corporation that can unleash highly skilled and highly paid attorneys to work against her relentlessly.
Vaginal Mesh Q & A
What is transvaginal mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic mesh material that is implanted vaginally to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. In an urogynecological procedures, the mesh is implanted in the vagina to support weakened pelvic floor muscles. Transvaginal mesh can be referred to as vaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, or pelvic sling.
What is pelvic organ prolapse (POP)?
Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, occurs when the muscles that hold the pelvic organs in place become stretched and/or weakened. This allows for those organs to slip out of place. This painful condition is usually linked to childbirth or hysterectomy. While some women do not have symptoms with POP, for others the condition negatively impacts their quality of life with pelvic discomfort and makes daily activities difficult.
What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)?
Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition where patients lose urine involuntarily during physical activity such as laughing, sneezing, coughing, or exercising. SUI usually affects women who have experienced childbirth and is believed to affected an estimated 20-40% of women.
What are the complications of transvaginal mesh?
The most severe complications with mesh implants are erosion and organ perforation.
Erosion refers to the process where mesh wears through a woman’s soft internal tissues. Erosion can be very painful and lead to exposure, or protrusion, which means the mesh may be visible externally. Vaginal erosion can have symptoms such as painful intercourse, and can even make sex impossible. Urinary tract erosion is also a possibility.
In 2010, a study was done with 3,773 participants in 40 trials of different surgical procedures for POP and they found a 10% erosion rate when vaginal mesh was used. On a 2011 alert, the FDA reported erosion of mesh through the vagina is most common and consistently reported complication from transvaginal POP surgeries using mesh. Removal of the mesh is generally the only solution when dealing with erosion. However, that is not always possible. Doctors have been known to compare mesh removal to cutting gum of our hair. It may require multiple surgeries and even then, some of the mesh may still remain.
Organ perforation is the penetration of the wall of a hollow organ in the body. When mesh erodes through internal tissues, it can puncture organs. The organs that are usually affected are the bladder, urethra, bowel or rectum. Around 5.8% of mesh surgeries involved organ perforation between 2008 and 2010, according to the FDA.
Severe cases of organ perforation can result in infection and difficulty breathing. Surgery is almost always needed including mesh removal, bowel resection, colostomy and blood transfusion.
Other complications of transvaginal mesh are:
- Severe pelvic, genital or groin pain
- Nerve damage
- Vaginal scarring
- Degrading of the mesh
- Vaginal bleeding, discharge
- Urinary retention
Has the FDA ordered a vaginal mesh recall?
Despite calls from many public health advocates, the FDA has not issued a vaginal mesh recall. In 2012, the FDA announced they were considering subjecting transvaginal mesh in POP repair to great scrutiny by reclassifying the products as Class III devices. The manufacturers of the product were also ordered by the FDA to conduct post-market safety studies of the mesh.
Three recent questions about the vaginal mesh lawsuit.
How much can you get for a vaginal mesh lawsuit?
How much compensation would I get for having vaginal mesh implanted?
Has much is the settlement in the vaginal mesh lawsuit?
The answer to these questions can be difficult to predict, as the class action for this hasn’t started yet. There is still time for join in this vaginal mesh lawsuit, but there are statutes of limitations that apply.
Some of the past defective drug lawsuits have had millions of dollars in a compensation fund, and then that is divided up between all who have joined the lawsuit. Example: $50,000,000 in a settlement fund that would serve 1,000 victims would be $50,000 per person. This is only an example and does not represent what may happen for vaginal mesh.
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If you or someone you love has been harmed in this manner, you need to put a relentless force up against the one that will be working to limit your recovery of compensation. Contact the defective transvaginal mesh lawyers at National Injury Help, today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Vaginal mesh settlements from class action lawsuit claims and payouts page updated on April 10, 2019