After being implanted with a transvaginal mesh patch, a North Grafton woman began to experience sharp pains in the area of the surgery. Multiple complicated revision surgeries were needed to repair the eroding transvaginal mesh patch, creating excruciating pain to the woman. After seeking the legal advice of d’Oliveira and Associates, who remained jointly responsible for the case with an experienced transvaginal mesh patch lawyer, an out of court settlement of $400,000 was received by the woman due to her transvaginal mesh patch lawsuit.
What Are The Dangers Of Implanted Transvaginal Mesh Devices?
Many women throughout the United States have been implanted with transvaginal mesh to fix pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. More than 100,000 women have experienced serious injuries due to the implant and decided to take action against their manufacturers.
Transvaginal mesh devices are considered so risky, that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reclassified transvaginal mesh as a Class III device, the riskiest of all approved medical devices. Many of these injured patients have reported mesh erosion, which may require further surgeries to repair. There have also been reports of some mesh devices being so eroded, that doctors cannot cure all complications due to the erosion. Also, the excruciating pain that this may cause has been at the forefront of side effects, much of which resulting from infections and bleeding. Lastly, with bits of mesh breaking apart, perforated organs have been reported, including the nearby bladder and kidneys.
Are There Other Transvaginal Mesh Patch Lawsuits Still Being Filed?
Currently, there are more than 30,000 pending transvaginal mesh patch lawsuits throughout the country. The large amount of transvaginal mesh patch lawsuits that have been filed has led to the creation of several multidistrict litigations (MDL) to consolidate similar cases. These are located in Georgia and West Virginia. However, with settlement amounts and final judgements being handed down in favor of those injured by the mesh, the number of these types of cases will only continue to grow.
Contact a Transvaginal Mesh Patch Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has been has been injured due to a transvaginal mesh patch implant, contact d’Oliveira & Associates, who is working with experienced transvaginal mesh patch lawyers. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost income and pain and suffering, among other losses. No fees are received unless you obtain a settlement. For a free (no obligation) case evaluation, call us toll free at 401-431-1990 or 1-800-992-6878, or fill out our contact form online.