Posted: March 5, 2015
Transvaginal mesh devices have been used in the treatment of stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse for more than a decade. Over this time, various research and reports have revealed that many of these devices present some significant risks of serious injuries to women. In the worst cases, vaginal mesh injuries can be irreversible.
To shed some light on people’s legal options after they’ve sustained serious vaginal mesh injuries, in this blog series, we will respond to some frequently asked questions about transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
If you or a loved one has developed vaginal mesh complications and is ready for experienced help with your financial recovery, contact the St. Louis vaginal mesh injury attorneys at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We are ready to start advocating your rights and helping you today.
Answers about Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Q – Why are transvaginal mesh lawsuits being filed?
A – Because these vaginal mesh slings and implants have been causing women to develop serious complications, some of which require complicated revision surgery within a year of implantation. In particular, some of the injuries caused by these devices have included (but are not exclusive to):
- Erosion of the mesh through the vaginal lining
- Perforation of the organs and blood vessels surrounding the mesh
- Persisting pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
- Recurring stress urinary incontinence and/or pelvic organ prolapse.
The allegations in transvaginal mesh lawsuits are generally that manufacturers:
- Didn’t properly test the safety of these devices before marketing them as safe and effective
- Defectively designed vaginal mesh slings (in some cases, using subpar materials)
- Failed to warn the public about the serious risks associated with these devices.
Q – Who are they being filed against?
A – The manufacturers of these devices, which include (but are not exclusive to):
- Ethicon, Inc. (a unit of Johnson & Johnson)
- C.R. Bard. Inc.
- Boston Scientific
- American Medical Systems
- Coloplast Corporation
- Cook Medical, Inc.
To get some more helpful answers about transvaginal mesh lawsuits, be sure to check out the additional parts of this blog series that will be published soon.
St. Louis Vaginal Mesh Injury Lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law
If you have suffered complications after using defective vaginal mesh devices, contact the St. Louis vaginal mesh injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including dangerous device lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help injured people secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives.
For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.