Transvaginal Mesh Patients Have Won Rulings In Litigation

Transvaginal Mesh Patients Have Won Rulings In Litigation

Posted By The Maher Law Firm || 3-Jun-2013

Transvaginal Mesh

Consolidated transvaginal mesh lawsuits have won important rulings in litigation.

Transvaginal mesh is a type of surgical mesh (much like a woven fabric) inserted through the vagina. It is a product used to treat POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse). POP is a condition that affects the muscles and tissues in women's pelvis as they age, making it difficult to support pelvic organs like the bladder, bowel, and uterus, allowing one or more of these organs to fall or drop into the vaginal wall.

Transvaginal means: “passing through or performed by way of the vagina.”

Mesh means: “a flexible netting of fine wire used in surgery especially in the repair of large hernias and other body defects.”

Lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh products, have been consolidated before federal Judge, Joseph R. Goodwin, in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of W. Virginia.

One ruling against the American Medical System ordered two former employees to answer questions about claims the products are defective. The American Medical System objected to the questioning.

Another ruling ordered Ethicon, Inc. to make a witness testify about the company’s “Standard Operating Procedures” about five separate products cited in the lawsuits. Ethicon, Inc. objected to the “scope and breadth of the topic”, but were overruled.

The lawsuit allegations against transvaginal mesh products include the following serious side effects:

  • Infection
  • Organ Damage
  • Vaginal Pain

According to the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) “Transvaginal mesh failures are causing complications in patients such as erosion and infection. Women who experience transvaginal mesh failure may need to have numerous corrective surgeries.”

As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust that your medical device is safe. Tragically, this is not always the case. When a pharmaceutical company acts negligently, its actions can result in serious side effects. Victims, however, may recoup damages through successful product liability claims against the drug's maker.

Our Attorneys represent victims across the country. We have the experience to stand toe-to-toe with leading pharmaceutical companies. Our firm has the resources to successfully litigate a Vaginal Mesh lawsuit. If you have experienced Vaginal Mesh side effects, our attorneys can help. Call us today at 1-407-839-0866

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