If you or a family member has been harmed by a vaginal mesh device, our experienced product liability lawyers can help. Many of these medical devices have a high rate of serious complications, prompting many women who have been injured by them to file claims against the makers of these products.
The seasoned team of medical device attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. are currently investigating claims regarding defective transvaginal medical mesh devices. Because time limitations may bar you from bringing a claim, contact our legal team today in order to receive a free no-obligation case evaluation.
If you are experiencing problems with your vaginal mesh, contact your medical care provider as soon as possible. Then contact The Cochran Firm, D.C. for a no-cost consultation to determine whether you can recover compensation. We can explain your legal options and the steps needed to file a vaginal mesh lawsuit. Our team of experienced defective medical product lawyers are handling vaginal mesh legal claims in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, and around the country.
Vaginal meshes are surgical meshes that are implanted through a vaginal wall incision. The transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a product designed to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. The TVM product is also known as a bladder sling mesh, TVT mesh, transvaginal tape, and vaginal mesh.
Because of painful and sometimes permanent complications caused by defective vaginal mesh products, legal claims against the makers of these products are being filed nationwide.
Some of the firms and products we are investigating include, but are not limited to:
Transvaginal mesh products have been the subject of more than 1,500 reports filed with the FDA regarding complications. Thousands of patients nationwide are filing claims as a result of injuries caused by transvaginal mesh products. Some recent jury verdicts in vaginal mesh lawsuits include:
New Jersey: $11.46 million verdict after the victim suffered serious complications after receiving a Prolift Transvaginal Mesh implant. The victim had to undergo 18 corrective surgeries.
West Virginia: $2 million verdict against C.R. Bard, the maker of Avaulta vaginal mesh products, after patient suffered serious bladder mesh injuries.
California: jury awarded $5.5 million after victim was hurt by C.R. Bard’s Avaulta Plus mesh device and was forced to undergo nine revision surgeries.
New Jersey: $3.35 million to a woman who had to have numerous revision surgeries to repair damage caused by an Ethicon vaginal mesh product.
Background of Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits
In 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that found serious complications in patients who used vaginal mesh products. A previous 2008 report said the problems were not common, but the 2011 report stated the problems were not rare.
The FDA stated the most common problems associated with the vaginal mesh product include:
According to the FDA, the use of transvaginal mesh devices may be more harmful compared to alternative methods for treating stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). In 2011, the non-profit public interest group Public Citizen called on the FDA to issue a recall of vaginal mesh products because “they offer no significant benefits but expose patients to serious risks and the potential for permanent life-altering harm.”
Women who have been hurt by defective transvaginal mesh products may require long-term or even life-long medical care. This care can be extremely expensive and the medical device company may not pay for it. Our team of experienced lawyers may be able to recover these costs for you with a vaginal mesh lawsuit.
Court records that were unsealed in summer 2013 revealed that the resin-based plastics used in some vaginal-mesh devices were not proper for human implantation. CR Bard’s Davol unit used this dangerous plastic material even after the material’s supplier officially warned that it should not be permanently implanted in patients. Despite this warning, Bard continued using this risky material in its mesh products. On June 4, 2013, U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin ruled that Bard’s statements about the resin-based mesh raised “a genuine issue of material fact about whether Bard was aware its conduct was practically certain to cause injuries.”
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits may recover compensation for:
The Cochran Firm, D.C. represents victims of vaginal mesh injuries on a contingency basis, which means there are no legal fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Talk to our team of highly-qualified legal professionals to find out if you are entitled to seek compensation for your vaginal mesh complications. There is a time limit that applies to filing legal claims and we recommend you contact us as soon as possible. Our consultations are always free of charge, strictly confidential, and carry no obligation.