Transvaginal Mesh FAQs

Why would someone need Transvaginal Mesh?

 

Pelvic organ prolapse, or POP, is the downward migration of the uterus, bladder, or other pelvic organ(s) to space that is normally reserved for the vagina when pregnancy, surgery, etc. compromises the strength of the muscles and ligaments responsible for holding it in place.  When this occurs, the pelvic organs affected may press against the vagina and cause, among other things, urinary leakage, painful intercourse, and/or projection of tissue or organs from the vaginal opening.

What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Since the 1990s, surgical mesh has been one way to lend support to collapsed organs and to provide relief from the problems involved with POP; but be warned—this treatment has since fallen out of favor for its own considerable complications.

What are the side effects of Transvaginal Mesh?

Surgical mesh has been linked to serious side effects requiring follow-up surgery, blood transfusions, etc. and even to irreversible damage in some cases. The following is a list of side effects caused by the use of Transvaginal Mesh:

  • Erosion of the vaginal epithelium
  • Bladder or bowel perforation
  • Serious infection
  • Return of pelvic organ prolapse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Lower back pain

Is there a statute of limitation for the filing of a Transvaginal Mesh lawsuit?

Every state has a “statute of limitations.”  Ask your personal injury lawyer about this. The time limit for a Transvaginal Mesh lawsuit typically begins when you suffer an injury or discover the mesh has caused injury, which may extend for several years. Seeking the assistance of an attorney in regards to your claim’s statute of limitations would be in your best interest.

Was there an issued recall on Transvaginal Mesh?

On June 4, 2012, Chief Judge Joseph Goodwin and Magistrate Judge Mary Stanley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia were informed about a letter of developments regarding Ethicon MDL 2327, In re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation. The letter disclosed to the court that Ethicon is voluntarily recalling four Pelvic Floor Repair Systems in the United States, discontinuing or changing its marketing materials, and revising product labeling to limit the use of certain products to abdominal procedures. Ethicon also asked the FDA to allow it 120 days to stop commercialization, notify customers and let hospitals and physicians choose alternative patient treatments.

How many lawsuits have there been against transvaginal mesh companies?

  • 9,930 cases filed against AMS
  • 9,759 cases filed against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon divison
  • 6,048 cases filed against Boston Scientific
  • 4,628 cases filed against C. R. Bard
  • 1,042 cases filed against Coloplast Corp.
  • 146 cases filed against Cook Medical

If you are experiencing pain or complications from the use of transvaginal mesh, seek medical attention right away. The complications can be life altering if not taken care of properly. You are entitled to compensation if you have been injured from this product. Call Christensen & Hymas at (801)506-0800 for a free consultation to get the help that you need. Christensen & Hymas has competent and knowledgeable lawyers to help you get what you deserve.

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