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Trans-vaginal Mesh

Tens of thousands of women have suffered physical injuries, and emotional and financial distress as a result of poorly designed trans-vaginal mesh products. TVM products are typically used to prevent and treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. Unfortunately the mesh has been known to cause women extreme abdominal and pelvic pain, and hinder sexual activity. This is often due to the mesh eroding through the vaginal walls or other organs sometimes within weeks after surgery. In lots of cases, the mesh worsens patients’ urinary incontinence and does not help with the organ prolapse it is advertised to correct. This causes patients to undergo multiple revision surgeries to attempt to manage symptoms.

In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration published findings showing approximately 3,000 reports of injury, death, and malfunctions related to trans-vaginal mesh products. These injuries included bleeding, infection, mesh erosion, erosion of the vaginal tissue, and vaginal scarring among others. To date, more than 49,000 federal lawsuits have been filed against seven different mesh manufacturers in the United States. If you or a loved one have suffered injuries after having a trans-vaginal mesh implanted you may be entitled to a cash settlement. Call 1-800-LAW-FIRM now for a free consultation or complete the form below and one of our agents will contact you.

One of the largest TVM cases was against Johnson and Johnson- Ethicon who was ordered to pay $11 million to a patient for injuries caused by their Gynecare Prolift mesh product in 2013. The patient in this case sued Johnson and Johnson for damages after their Gynecare Prolift mesh eroded through her organ walls causing constant pain and hindering her ability to sit. She underwent 18 operations to correct her injuries after the initial mesh implant.

Women who participate in TVM lawsuits allege the manufacturers had a legal duty to ensure the safety of their pelvic mesh products and instead provided patients with false and misleading information about the products’ effectiveness. Patients also allege manufacturers are liable for injuries because they failed to warn doctors about the product’s health risk.

Cases, Settlements, & Verdicts

  • $11.11 million was awarded to Linda Gross in her case against Johnson and Johnson- Ethicon in February 2013. She had 18 surgeries to correct damages caused by the Ethicon mesh product and could not sit or have sexual intercourse due to extreme pain.
  • $5.5 Million was awarded to Christine Scott and her husband after she underwent nine revision surgeries. She sued the manufacture C.R. Bard in 2009 over its Avaulta Plus mesh product. American Medical Systems has paid $54.5 million to settle an undisclosed number of cases against their mesh products.
  • More than 22,000 federal lawsuits have been filed in a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. The manufactures involved in these cases include American Medical Systems, Johnson and Johnson- Ethicon, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard, Coloplast, Cook Medical and Neomedic. Thousands more cases are being filed in state courts.
TVM Key Points

  • trans-vaginal mesh products are used to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, however they are known to erode through the vaginal tissue causing patients extreme pain and other serious injuries.
  • In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration published findings showing approximately 3,000 reports of injury, death, and malfunctions related to TVM products.
  • The FDA has determined serious adverse events are not rare after having a TVM implanted, and trans-vaginally placed mesh does not have conclusively improved outcomes in pelvic organ prolapse repair.
Side Effects & Symptoms

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Vaginal Scarring
  • Serious pain hindering sexual activity
  • Mesh erosion and erosion of the vaginal tissue
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

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