Transvaginal mesh was designed to improve corrective surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The FDA has issued a warning that not only is transvaginal mesh ineffective at improving the surgical odds of success, but that it can degrade and cause significant additional damage. If you’ve been harmed by transvaginal mesh, the national defective medical device law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help.
Transvaginal mesh can also referred to as mesh, sling, pelvic mesh, vaginal patches, uterine or bladder slings, or other device-specific monikers. The products were developed to treat pelvic organ prolapse and to repair other internal damages. However, this surgically implanted mesh can erode and cause severe damage to the pelvic organs, blood vessels, and urinary tract, as well as a host of other serious injuries and even death.
From 2008 to 2010, the FDA received thousands of reports of damages resulting from the use of transvaginal mesh.
Reported injuries from transvaginal mesh include:
· Injury to bladder, urethra, or bowel
· Injury to blood vessels of pelvis
· Pain during intercourse
· Urinary incontinence
· Urinary tract obstruction or difficulty urinating
· Vaginal mesh erosion
· Vaginal scarring
Thousands of lawsuits have already been filed against the makers of transvaginal mesh. The litigations are so vast that there have been both state court consolidations and multiple federal multidistrict litigations set up. The federal MDLs are primarily being heard by Judge Goodwin in the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, including MDL No. 2187, In Re C. R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2325, In Re American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2326, In Re Boston Scientific Corp. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2327, In Re Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2387, In Re Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support Systems Products Liability Litigation; MDL No. 2440, In Re Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation; and, MDL No. 2511, In Re Neomedic Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation.
If you have suffered injury or pain from transvaginal mesh, the law firm of Blizzard & Nabers can help. For more than 30 years, our attorneys have successfully represented clients and stood up for the rights of people harmed by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices. We are a nationwide law firm serving clients from all over the country. We handle all cases on a contingency basis. To learn more, or for a free case review from an experienced transvaginal mesh attorney, please contact us by email or call us at 1-800-349-0127.