Pittsburgh PA Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Attorney
Transvaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers
If you were surgically implanted with a transvaginal mesh device and have experienced complications and injuries, the defective surgical device lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. are currently representing women in transvaginal surgical mesh lawsuits. We diligently work to provide our clients with the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time, and we will fight to get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries, pain, and suffering.
What is transvaginal mesh?
Transvaginal mesh has been used in surgery to treat women suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Stress urinary incontinence is the result of a weakening of the stomach and vaginal muscles that makes it difficult for women to control their urine flow. Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition wherein the tissue that holds a woman’s pelvic and lower stomach organs in place becomes weak and abnormally stretches.
Between 30% and 50% of women will experience POP in their lifetimes. When POP takes place, a woman’s lower vital organs will bulge, or prolapse, into the vagina and can even bulge through the vaginal opening. Less often, but still relevant, more than one pelvic organ can bulge through at the same time. Organs associated with POP bulging include the bladder, uterus, rectum, and vaginal apex. However, transvaginal mesh products, which are put in place to prevent POP and were previously believed to rarely cause problems, are in fact resulting in serious complications which can often require multiple follow-up surgeries to remove the mesh, thus causing even more problems and further risk of injury.
Who is eligible for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit?
If you have experienced serious injuries, complications, and debilitating pain from transvaginal mesh erosion, organ perforation, and urinary tract problems, you may be eligible to receive compensation from a transvaginal mesh lawsuit with the help of the product liability lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C.
In October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration issued an Urgent Public Health Notification in regards to the serious complications surrounding transvaginal mesh devices. In the three year period between January 2008 and December 2010, the FDA received thousands of complaints regarding at least ten transvaginal mesh manufacturers. More than 2800 complaints were reported after transvaginal mesh surgeries. There were more than 1500 reports of adverse effects surrounding surgeries to fix pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and nearly 2400 reports of adverse effects surrounding transvaginal mesh implantation to fix stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In addition, seven women died in that three year period.
As mentioned, there are at least ten different transvaginal mesh manufacturers that have been cited in complaints. Some of the smaller manufacturers include subsidiaries like Tyco, Mentor, Uretex, and Sofradim. Larger transvaginal mesh manufacturing conglomerates and subsidiary groups include:
- Johnson & Johnson: Ethicon TVT, Gynecare TVT, Gynemesh PS, Prolene Polypropylene Mesh Patch, and Secur
- Bard: Avaulta Plus BioSynthetic Support System, Avaulta Solo Synthetic Support System, Faslata Allograft, Pelvicol Tissue, Pelvisoft Biomesh, and Pelvitex Polypropylene Mesh
- Boston Scientific: Advantage Sling System, Obtryx Curved Single, Obtryx Mesh Sling, Prefyx Mid U Mesh Sling System, and Prefyx PPS System
Complications related to the use of defective transvaginal mesh products
The most common complications related to defective transvaginal mesh products include vaginal wall erosion, organ infection, debilitating lower stomach and vaginal pains, and urinary tract problems. In addition to these, yet less frequently, medical issues such as bladder and blood vessel perforations can occur during or after sexual intercourse. In many cases, the vaginal scarring left from surgeries to remove vaginal mesh can lead to decreased quality of life through pain, discomfort, and embarrassment.
Call a transvaginal mesh injury lawyer today for a free consultation
If you or a woman you love has suffered injuries due to the negligence of transvaginal mesh manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson, Bard, or Boston Scientific, then please contact the defective surgical device lawyers at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. today for a free preliminary consultation. Our vast knowledge of medical manufacturer negligence and experience with product liability litigation and settlements have helped thousands of people and their families get the compensation they deserve for pain and suffering. Call (toll free) 1-800-777-4081, or contact us via email by clicking here, and speak to a trusted transvaginal mesh attorney about getting back on the road to recovery. Call today.