The first Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit or Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit trials have resulted in multimillion dollar jury awards of injury victims. Many more vaginal mesh lawsuits are expected to be filed in the future. If you were injured by a vaginal mesh product, contact us for a free consultation with a vaginal mesh lawyer to seek the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Vaginal Mesh Surgeries Lead to Lawsuits
Have you had transvaginal mesh implantation? Have you endured multiple surgeries? Do you have ongoing pain? Have you lost the ability to have a sexual intimacy with your partner? If any of these things are true, please call. The consultation is free and you may request a female for a compassionate, confidential consultation.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit History and Facts
Did Johnson and Johnson and other manufacturers of vaginal mesh products begin marketing transvaginal mesh before getting an FDA approval? Vaginal mesh lawsuit trials may shed some light on the subject as the case unfolds in federal court in New Jersey. Transvaginal mesh is under attack by hundreds of women claiming that they have suffered potentially immeasurable harm and are living lives reportedly ruined by transvaginal mesh. Any woman suffering the ravages possibly caused by transvaginal mesh side effects is encouraged to seek the advice of a knowledgeable transvaginal mesh lawyer. Knowing your rights may protect them in the future. Call for a free, confidential consultation.
For women, the issue of potential complications of transvaginal mesh is a complex, intensely private and sensitive one. Initially some women are hesitant to discuss the most personal aspects of their life with a vaginal mesh attorney. Some may find it uncomfortable to discuss urinary incontinence, their sex life, their vaginas and their rectums with anyone, even their own doctors. However if your quality of life has been damaged seemingly beyond repair, you may have the right to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit seeking financial compensation for your suffering. A free case evaluation is available by calling our toll free number or by filling out the contact form on this page.
Vaginal Mesh FDA Recall
The Food and Drug Administration has a pathway for accelerated approval for products that can be shown to be appreciably similar to products already on the market. Transvaginal mesh may be appreciable similar to abdominal mesh but the tissue of the vagina is not the same as the tissue of the abdominal wall. When women are suffering from pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) the vagina has weakened to the point it can’t support the bladder and rectum. Whether or not vaginal mesh would be efficacious under those conditions was not tested prior to its use transvaginally.
Vaginal Mesh Surgery the Medical Practitioners
Studies show that for decades, the female body has generally been seen by healthcare providers and medical researchers as a smaller version of the male body. As more and more women have become doctors, scientists and researchers that attitude has been changing but change is slow. Was the fate of faulty thinking once again visited upon women when the manufacturers sought accelerated approval (510K approval process) for the use of abdominal mesh in transvaginal surgery?
It might be true that transvaginal mesh is significantly similar to abdominal mesh but is it true that the abdominal wall is significantly similar to the vagina? It may be necessary for potential victims of transvaginal mesh to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit for legal help and possible compensation. But if there is any question about the difference in an abdominal wall and a vagina, ask any woman.
Understanding Transvaginal Mesh and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Perhaps more significant to the outcome of a transvaginal mesh lawsuit is not one of inadequate testing but one of whether or not FDA approval was obtained before abdominal mesh was sold as transvaginal mesh kits. The significance of either is for a court to decide. However, a January 7th (2011) article in Bloomberg suggest proper procedure may not have been followed by all manufacturers. Bloomberg reports “J&J began selling the Prolift without filing a new application under the agency’s so-called 510(k) application process, which requires companies to show that a device is “substantially similar” to others on the market. The company determined on its own that it was substantially similar to the Gynecare Gynemesh, one of the company’s devices already approved by the FDA, J&J said last year in an e-mail.”
The Bloomberg article continues with “The FDA disagreed with J&J’s interpretation and required a new application in August 2007, saying Prolift sales began “without appropriate” clearance, an agency spokeswoman, Morgan Liscinsky, said last year in an e-mail.” Johnson and Johnson lawyers defending the manufacturers’ positions in the transvaginal mesh lawsuit trial, argue that their client followed agency (FDA) protocols.
To an injured, suffering woman, the legal difference in adequate testing versus whether or not a manufacturer followed approval protocol may seem trivial but transvaginal mesh lawsuit cases are complex and require the skills of an experienced vaginal mesh lawyer. You are important and deserve knowledgeable counsel. Call now for your free case evaluation. Your concerns will be handled in a confidential courteous manner. Time may be limited. Please call now.
Vaginal Mesh Complications and Side Effects
Is transvaginal mesh safe? The FDA has issued alerts warning healthcare providers and the public about the potential complications associated with transvaginal mesh. “The most frequent complications included erosion through vaginal epithelium, infection, pain, urinary problems, and recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence. There were also reports of bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation during insertion. In some cases, vaginal scarring and mesh erosion led to a significant decrease in patient quality of life due to discomfort and pain, including dyspareunia” warns the FDA alert issued October 20, 2008. The FDA strengthened their warning in 2011.
How many women have been injured or suffered a significant adverse event following implantation of vaginal mesh. We know that the FDA received over 1000 reports of adverse events in a three year period. We know hundreds of women have filed vaginal mesh lawsuits. We repeatedly hear the transvaginal mesh lawsuit commercials imploring women to seek legal advice if they believe they have been injured but we really don’t know how many women may be suffering in silence.
In December of 2011 the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists said in a published committee opinion “As with all medical devices, the adverse events associated with use of surgical mesh should be reported in the FDA’s Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience database. This reporting is voluntary for physicians and mandatory for manufacturers, but under reporting of complications is acknowledged. The complication rate related to vaginally placed mesh is not fully known because of incomplete knowledge of the total number of adverse events and the total number of vaginal mesh delivery systems that have been implanted.”
Filing a Vaginal Mesh Implant Lawsuit
Are you agonizing alone, representing nothing more than an unreported statistic? If you are a woman suffering in silence, afraid or embarrassed to speak out, take action to protect any potential legal options you may have. If you are one of those women you may be facing a limited time for filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Once too much time has lapsed, you could lose any possibility of ever filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit seeking financial compensation. To learn about your legal options and time limits imposed by State and Federal regulations, please call today for a free, private and respectful case evaluation with a transvaginal mesh lawyer.