The FDA has now recalled all TVM implants after finding that women who undergo surgery with the material could face additional side effects than those opting for other surgical methods.
So far, the FDA has received more than 69,000 reports of patients suffering serious complications from their TVM implants. Some of the injuries reported by women with TVM implants include:
Unfortunately, hundreds of thousands of women have received TVM implants as part of a surgery to repair pelvic organ prolapse. Due to the failure of manufacturers to warn of the side effects, many of these have been injured.
In April 2019, after years of safety warnings, the FDA took extra precaution to protect patients by banning the use of all transvaginal mesh implants in future surgeries intended to repair pelvic organ prolapse.
Lawyers have filed thousands of lawsuits against the manufacturers so far and recovered millions in damages for victims. If you or a loved one received a TVM implant and have suffered injuries, it is important to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.
Latest Information on the Transvaginal Mesh Litigation
While there is no single class action lawsuit for TVM injuries, a federal judicial panel has ruled that those affected may band their individual cases together in specialized courts to seek damages against the manufacturers.
Since 2010, the Judicial Panel for Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated cases against several TVM manufacturers into different federal MDL courts.
This form of venue, called a multidistrict litigation court (MDL), is actually more beneficial for consumers than a class action lawsuit. In a class action lawsuit, one group of lawyers often gathers together class participants who must share whatever is awarded. However, the individual participants in a MDL are able to select their own lawyer, exercise more control over their case and whether it settles, and reap higher award amounts for their separate lawsuit.
The latest news from transvaginal mesh MDL courts is that several manufacturers continue to defend claims and pay damages since they have not agreed to an overall victim fund settlement.
DrugNews works only with lawyers that are integrally involved in the TVM MDL litigation or are active on the influencial TVM MDL Plaintiff Steering Committees.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries or had to undergo repeat surgeries after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, it’s important to have your case examined by a legal expert to see if you have the right to recover damages.
Our qualified medical device injury lawyers will fully investigate your case, reviewing medical records, safety warnings and recent studies that your doctor may not normally discuss.
Most states allow you several years to file a lawsuit after you suffer an injury or discover it may be linked to a dangerous product. However, you should begin the process as early as possible to make sure your lawyer has time to get necessary records and prepare your case.
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