In women who undergo surgery for urinary problems with transvaginal mesh, removal of the device may be difficult or impossible once it is in place. For this reason, patients who suffer serious side effects after vaginal mesh surgery may not ever be able to fully recover. The potential complications of transvaginal mesh have been documented extensively by the medical community, and the companies that make these devices should be held accountable for the injuries they cause.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Removal Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to vaginal mesh removal, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of the transvaginal mesh and we can help.
Update: New Jersey Jury Awards Plaintiff $68 Million in Bard Mesh Lawsuit
April 20, 2018 - A jury in Bergen County, New Jersey, has awarded $68 million ($33 million in compensatory damages and $35 million in punitive damages) to a woman who claims she was severely injured by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Solo Support and Align Trans-Obturator Urethral Support Systems. Plaintiff Mary McGuinness was awarded $23 million in actual damages and her husband Thomas was awarded $10 million for loss of consortium, according to court documents.
What’s the Problem with Transvaginal Mesh?
Medical device technology has made huge leaps forward in the use of new materials and surgical techniques over the past several years. State-of-the-art procedures utilizing both synthetic and biological materials have allowed for more effective treatment of a pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), common problems many women face as they age. One product in particular, transvaginal mesh, has been widely used to treat POP and SUI. Depending on the specific device, surgical mesh is porous, and made of either synthetic or biologic material. Although originally considered to be a revolutionary breakthrough, recent studies have found that vaginal mesh is far less reliable than traditional methods of treatment, and puts recipients at risk of developing a number of significant health risks.
According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), serious transvaginal mesh complications include:
- erosion through vaginal epithelium
- urinary problems
- recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- bowel and / or bladder perforation
- vaginal scarring
- mesh erosion
What Makes Transvaginal Mesh Removal So Difficult?
With tens of thousands of surgeries involving transvaginal mesh performed annually in the United States, approximately 10% of which result in failure, it’s easy to understand why so many women attempt to reverse the complications. Transvaginal mesh removal is painful and difficult because tissues grow in and around the mesh. It’s also expensive and dangerous, requiring long recovery periods and a potential risk of further complications and infections. Due to the fact that most surgeons are inexperienced and untrained at removing mesh products, revision surgery is often performed a number of times before all the pieces of mesh have been fully removed from the patient.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Mesh Removal Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in transvaginal mesh lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new transvaginal mesh removal cases in all 50 states.
Free Transvaginal Mesh Removal Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to vaginal mesh removal, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a transvaginal mesh suit and we can help.