Vaginal Mesh Litigation
A significant amount of women who have received transvaginal mesh implants (TVM’s), also known as a pelvic mesh implant or a bladder swing, are experiencing pain, discomfort and other painful side effects. Pelvic mesh devices are surgically implanted in order to correct stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). These side effects could have been prevented had the manufacturers researched and designed the products with greater caution, in addition to performing adequate testing prior to distribution. Moreover, majority of the manufacturers against whom claims are being filed failed to provide proper warnings regarding the use of the product to consumers. Majority of women filing these lawsuits claim that manufacturer’s of the implants mislead the FDA in addition to their consumers regarding the safety and effectiveness of the implants. As a result of a rise in complication pertaining to transvaginal mesh implants; thousands of claims have been brought forth against the various manufacturers, including American Medical Systems, Ethicon, Cook Medical and Neomedic.
The attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool have been pursuing product liability and medical malpractice claims for over fifty years. Our attorneys are well-experienced in this department and will ensure that this injustice is remedied and you, or your loved one, receive the maximum possible compensation that you deserve.Transvaginal Mesh Implants Side Effects
The problematic nature of these implants gives rise to numerous potential injuries and side effects including:
- Erosion of the vaginal tissue
- Vaginal infections
- Vaginal bleeding
- Urinary problems
- Dyspareunia (pain during intercourse)
- Vaginal scarring
- Reoccurrence of POP or SUI
- Abdominal or Pelvic Pain
It is possible for women who have received transvaginal mesh implants to file either a separate or class-action lawsuit. It is imperative that you discuss your options with your attorney in order to ensure that you make the best possible choice. Compensation recouped from either one of the lawsuits is likely to be based on:
- Medical expenses incurred as result of the implant, including surgeries and hospitalization.
- Pain and suffering endured as a result of the injury.
- Loss of current or potential income as a result of not being able to work.
- Loss of spousal consortium.
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
In the case that you, or a loved one, are experiencing discomfort and painful side effects as a result of a transvaginal mesh implant do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool today at 212.406.1700 to schedule a free consultation, where we will review your legal options, or contact us online.