Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Approximately 600 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed against C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and other transvaginal surgical mesh manufacturers. The lawsuits allege that transvaginal mesh users have experienced pain and other complications as a result of design problems with these products.
Transvaginal surgical mesh is a type of synthetic mesh that can be used for the repair of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Roughly 75,000 women received transvaginal surgical mesh products during 2010 in order to treat pelvic organ prolapse.
In July 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a transvaginal mesh warning after it was revealed that complications with surgical mesh were more common than had been previously thought. The agency warned that patients were more likely to experience problems with surgical mesh—including vaginal mesh erosion, pain, infection, bleeding or pain during sex—than patients who elected to undergo traditional surgical repair.
The first surgical mesh lawsuit is scheduled to go to trial in February 2013. Patients who have undergone surgery with transvaginal mesh to treat SUI or POP may be eligible to file a case and receive compensation for their injuries.
If you or a loved one were treated with transvaginal surgical mesh and have experienced complications, contact the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP to find out if you qualify for a lawsuit. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.