Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits – Ron Bell Injury Lawyers
If you have suffered complications following the implantation of transvaginal mesh, you are not alone–hundreds of thousands of women across the country have experienced adverse reactions to defective mesh. These complications can be devastating; a New Mexico woman recently filed suit against a transvaginal mesh manufacturer after having to undergo bowel resection surgery. If you are suffering in the aftermath of mesh implantation, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.
What is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a medical device which is implanted into the abdomen of females who suffer from pelvic organ prolapse or urinary incontinence. The net-like material works to strengthen the pelvic wall and hold pelvic organs in place after muscles have become weakened.
Common Complications from Transvaginal Mesh
Victims of defective transvaginal mesh have commonly suffered injuries including:
- Erosion of the mesh, where the mesh weaves itself into body tissue;
- Perforation of organs due to the mesh;
- Difficulty urinating due to the mesh obstructing the bladder;
- Infections on or around the mesh;
- Scarring around the mesh, which can damage nerves and cause debilitating pain; and
- Recurring organ prolapse;
Once transvaginal mesh has been implanted, it can be difficult or even impossible to remove if complications occur.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Following the discovery of the debilitating complications caused by transvaginal mesh, thousands of victims filed lawsuits against various manufacturers to recover compensation for their pain and expenses, alleging that manufacturers of the mesh knew of the potential for complications but failed to warn of these potential consequences. Many lawsuits against transvaginal mesh manufacturers have reached multi-district litigation (MDL) status, meaning that the cases have been consolidated in order to make litigation more timely and cost-effective. Settlements of these cases have cost manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars, and cases which have gone to trial have resulted in jury verdicts from several thousands of dollars to an astounding $20 million.
Recoverable Compensation in a Products Liability Lawsuit
If you are the victim of defective transvaginal mesh, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation–known in the legal world as “damages”–for the injuries which you have faced. A products liability suit can provide damages for physical and financial injuries including:
- Medical bills which you have accumulated in an attempt to correct the defective mesh;
- Time and income you have lost from being unable to work after your injuries;
- Physical pain which you suffered as a result of the manufacturer’s defective product; and
- Emotional pain which you have been faced with after your injuries, including insomnia, depression, or anxiety.
Are You Experiencing Complications From Transvaginal Mesh?
If you had surgery to implant transvaginal mesh and are experiencing negative effects, seek medical attention immediately. If it is determined that the mesh is defective and has caused your injuries, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of your transvaginal mesh. Don’t try to fight a pharmaceutical giant on your own; entrust your case to a team of personal injury attorneys who have your best interests in mind and are dedicated to fighting for justice on your behalf. To learn more about transvaginal mesh lawsuits or to schedule your free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Ron Bell Injury Lawyers at (505) 898-2355 today.