The lawyers of Shamis & Gentile, P.A. have the ability and know how to successfully litigate transvaginal mesh lawsuits. There are many occasions from which it is necessary to bring a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, due mostly in part to the alarming reports of serious complications from these treatments. It has become such an issue that the FDA issued a public safety notice in late 2008 about vaginal mesh devices and in 2011 warned that complications from TVM products are not rare, and that alternative treatments may be preferable. In 2012, the FDA issued a requirement that manufacturers of the products conduct new clinical trials to assess the risk of serious complications. This has led to a huge transvaginal mesh recall.
More than 100,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed, making it one of the largest mass torts in history. Many of these cases remain unresolved, but the multimillion-dollar settlements and verdicts that have been reached to date bode well for mesh victims who await resolution of their cases. In addition, the punitive damages handed down by juries in some verdicts support the claim by women that manufacturers showed egregious misconduct in their failure to warn patients about mesh side effects.
According to a class action blog, in August 2017, Endo agreed to pay $775 million to resolve the remaining 22,000 lawsuits filed over its vaginal mesh implants.
The injuries that women are suffering from this mesh implant are severe and debilitating and could have been avoided had people had the proper information. The edges of the mesh/sling cut through the skin after implantation causing infection and cutting into nearby structures sometimes puncturing the bladder, bowel, and uterus.
Additionally, the petroleum-based synthetic material is particularly capable of causing infection because the material itself is a “breeding ground” for bacteria. Complications from these infections include incontinence, extreme pain during intercourse, UTI, back pain, inability to walk, etc. Some of these infections spread through the whole body and lead to death.
There are other safer alternatives to synthetic mesh that should be considered before the decision is made to use synthetic materials. Sometimes these injuries can take years to develop after the initial surgery.
Patients who have suffered any or all of the above complications may be entitled to substantial compensation. However, in order to secure the financial recovery necessary to resume as normal a life as possible, it is essential to enlist the aid of skilled transvaginal mesh lawyers (transvaginal mesh attorneys) who have extensive experience with this type of litigation. Shamis & Gentile, P.A. will work tiredly to achieve a transvaginal settlement for you.
There are thousands of lawsuits related to transvaginal mesh procedures that are currently proceeding through tough state and federal courts across the country, alleging serious problems with products made by:
If you believe that you have suffered any of these side effects or had any issues regarding your transvaginal mesh, contact a transvaginal mesh lawyer today, Shamis & Gentile, P.A., and remember, we only recover if you do!