Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Lawyers filing claims for those suffering transvaginal mesh Injuries after pelvic organ prolapse (POP), bladder sling or stress urinary incontinence surgeries.

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Lawsuits are still being filed against the makers of TVM implants. Those who have suffered the following injuries should inquire:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Puncture of bladder, intestines or other organs
  • Infection
  • Urinary problems
  • Vaginal bulging or scarring.
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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.

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Transvaginal Mesh Injury Recall

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:

  • Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissue
  • Puncture of the bladder, intestines or other organs
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Urinary problems
  • Discomfort
  • Vaginal bulging or scarring.

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.

Do I Qualify for a TVM Lawsuit?

The makers of various TVM implants are liable for the injuries suffered from their products since they failed to properly warn of the dangers.

Lawyers have already helped thousands of women with TVM injuries recover compensation.

If you have suffered any of the following injuries, you may qualify for a lawsuit:

  • Mesh erosion through the vaginal tissue
  • Puncture of the bladder, intestines or other organs
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain during sex
  • Urinary problems
  • Discomfort
  • Vaginal bulging or scarring.

Sometimes, victims have suffered these symptoms for years without knowing the cause. Therefore, if you are experiencing side effects, it is important to speak with your doctor to find out what type of mesh was used in your surgery.

It is also important to speak with a lawyer who can secure your medical records and help you investigate a case before it is too late. Contact us today to speak directly with a lawyer about your claim.

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Timeline of TVM Lawsuits

Latest Information on the Transvaginal Mesh Litigation

2019
Apr
FDA orders makers of all remaining TVM implants used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) to stop selling and distributing in the U.S. immediately.
2019
Apr
A Philadelphia jury awards $120 million to Susan McFarland, who had suffered severe pain, multiple surgeries and the inability to have sex since receiving her TVT-O mesh implant in 2008.
2019
Jan
A Philadelphia court awards $41 million to Suzanne Emmett for injuries from her 2007 Ethicon mesh implant after she suffered multiple revision surgeries for bleeding, infections and painful sex.
2015
Dec
A jury orders Johnson & Johnson to pay $12.5 million verdict to Patricia Hammons after her Prolift implant caused multiple revision surgeries, health problems and the inability to have sex.
2014
Sept
A West Virginia court orders Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon Inc. to pay $3.27 million to a woman injured by the company’s Gynecare TVT Obturator transvaginal mesh device after she suffered serious side effects and pelvic pain.
2012
Feb
The Judicial Panel for Multidistrict litigation forms MDL 2327 - Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, under the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
2011
The FDA first issues warnings about transvaginal mesh implants used to treat pelvic organ prolapse after receiving over 5,000 reports of complications.
2011
May
A Swedish study published in the New England Journal of Medicine finds the use of a vaginal mesh implants can double the risk of bladder puncture, bleeding, incontinence or the need for repeat surgery.
2010
Oct
The Judicial Panel for Multidistrict litigation forms MDL 2187 - C. R. Bard Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation, under the Honorable Joseph R. Goodwin in the US District Court in the Southern District of West Virginia.

Is There a TVM Class Action Lawsuit?

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.

Companies Involved in the TVM Lawsuits

  • Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon
  • C.R. Bard
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals and its subsidiary American Medical Systems
  • Boston Scientific
  • Coloplast
  • Cook Medical.

Choosing a TVM Lawyer

If your 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.  

DrugNews works only with attorneys and law firms that have successfully handled tens of thousands of lawsuits involving injury or death from drugs and medical devices. And, we can connect you directly to a lawyer or patient advocate today, so you’ll be able to decide if you want to proceed.  

We make it easy to get help, find out if you qualify, and quickly file a claim. Our service is offered at no cost to you, and you won’t pay anything to your attorney unless you receive an award. Also, our qualified lawyers can handle most aspects of your case without you ever having to leave your home.  

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