What does the TVM lawyers fight for?
Transvaginal mesh is one of the most popular ways of treatment for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. It is a fibrous, net-like material which is used to support the pelvic and bladder tissues that get weakened due to age and child birth. It is similar to other surgical mesh implants used for repairing the hernia.
As it is similar to other types of surgical mesh, the transvaginal meshes were approved under the FDA 510(k). The procedure did not require any clinical testing. Unfortunately, many women have suffered from severe health complications. The transvaginal mesh lawyers fight for such victims to help them get the damage awards.
Thousands of gynecologic and urologic repair procedures are conducted every year with the help of these meshes. Based on the high numbers of adverse event reported, in 2011 the FDA concluded how the procedure poses high risk of complications compared to the non-mesh repairs.
Let us understand the problems with transvaginal meshes
Most vaginal mesh is made from polypropylene which is a material that undergoes substantial contraction after the implantation. This creates pressure on the pelvic nerves. It has been studied how polypropylene is not compatible with human tissue and it creates immunity issues. Often, the body sees mesh as a foreign object and leads to inflammatory reaction.
Also, the transvaginal insertion of mesh is performed “blind”; this means the surgeon does not have any scope to directly visualize the placement of the mesh. This leaves a scope for the vital organs to be damaged by surgical instruments during the initial surgery.
The transvaginal mesh lawyers claim in the lawsuits how the mesh makers did not inform the patients and the physician about the probable complications associated with the implant.
Women who filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits usually assert that mesh manufacturers:
- Failed in their responsibility to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the products
- Did not conduct sufficient and properly controlled studies of their products prior to releasing them into the market
- Provided insufficient warnings of impending mesh complications and patient harm
- Providing intentionally misleading information to public in believing how the mesh is safe and effective
- Negligently designed and manufactured transvaginal mesh
What are the main complications complained by the transvaginal mesh lawyers?
- Bacterial infection
- Unnecessary bleeding
- Chronic urinary problems
- Protrusion of the mesh through the vagina
- Recurrence of prolapse as well as urinary incontinence
- Bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation
- Vaginal scarring and shrinkage
- Neuro-muscular problems
- Painful intercourse
The mesh corrective procedure is seriously a painful condition that often needs more than one sitting to get the eroded particles cleared completely. The lawsuits claim for the expenses of these treatment costs as well as the damage awards for the pain and suffering.
Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, and C.R. Bard are among the seven major brands manufacturing the vaginal meshes and they have faced estimated 100,000 lawsuits over mesh lawsuits in the U.S.
Most of these cases are consolidated as a MDL (multidistrict litigation) in West Virginia federal court. New Jersey state courts also have thousands of such lawsuits centralized in them.
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