Vaginal Mesh Complications

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Vaginal Mesh Complications | Transvaginal Mesh Complications, Bladder Sling Mesh Complications | Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit, Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit, Bladder Sling Mesh Lawsuit | Complications : Mesh Erosion, Infection, Incontinence, Painful Intercourse, Bleeding | Vaginal Meshused to repair Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP), Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).

Women around the country have had their health and lives ruined by vaginal mesh complications following surgery with transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. If you or a woman you love are among them, you should seek legal advice immediately. Thousands of women are already pursuing vaginal mesh legal claims against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh that seek compensation for the pain and suffering they endured due to vaginal mesh complications, and some plaintiffs have already obtained significant financial awards in vaginal mesh lawsuits.

Wright & Schulte LLC is representing numerous women who suffered vaginal mesh complications, and continues to offer FREE vaginal mesh complications legal evaluations to women harmed by vaginal mesh marketed by a number of manufacturers, including:

  • American Medical Systems, Inc.
  • Boston Scientific Corp.
  • C.R. Bard, Inc.
  • Ethicon, Inc.
  • Coloplast, Inc.
  • Cook Medical, Inc.

The attorneys at Wright & Schulte LLC are committed to ensuring that the victims of vaginal mesh complications obtain the justice they deserve. To learn more, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC as soon possible for a free, no obligation vaginal mesh complications lawsuit consultation to ensure you are treated fairly and receive all of the compensation the law allows.

Frequent Vaginal Mesh Complications

Since 2008, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two public health alerts regarding serious vaginal mesh complications that have occurred in women who underwent surgery to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. The 2008 alert was issued after the agency had received 1,000 reports of transvaginal mesh injuries over a three year period. In July 2011, the FDA issued an update, after vaginal mesh complications reported to the agency increased by a staggering five-fold. Some common injuries associated with transvaginal mesh include:

  • Vaginal mesh erosion: This occurs when the tissue around the device erodes, causing the mesh to become exposed.
  • Organ perforation: This vaginal mesh complication occurs when exposed mesh in comes in contact with and punctures other organs.
  • Chronic pain
  • Damage to nerves
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Recurrent prolapse or incontinence
  • Vaginal scarring and shrinking
  • Neuro-muscular problems
  • Death

In cases of severe vaginal mesh complications, the FDA says women have to had to undergo additional multiple surgical procedures to try to remove the mesh, as well as IV therapy, blood transfusions, and drainage of hematomas or abscesses. However, in many of these cases, surgery did not completely alleviate the complications, and patients continued to suffer severe pain and disability.

The FDA’s 2011 warning stressed that vaginal mesh complications in prolapse surgery were not rare, and the agency said that approximately 10% of women who received the devices required corrective surgery after just 12 months. Even more frightening, between 2008 and 2010, seven women died due to vaginal mesh complications.

Litigations Involving Vaginal Mesh Complications

Since the FDA issued its alert, more than 20,000 women have gone to court seeking compensation for their vaginal mesh complications. As of September 2013, six multidistrict litigations were pending in West Virginia federal court for transvaginal mesh lawsuits, including:

  • In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2325)
  • In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2326)
  • In re C.R. Bard Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2187)
  • In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2327)
  • In re: Coloplast Corp. Pelvic Support System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2387)
  • In re: Cook Medical, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (MDL No. 2440)

In August 2013, the first federal trial of a vaginal mesh complication lawsuit concluded in favor of woman who had received a C.R. Bard Avaulta mesh device. She was awarded $2 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

Thousands of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are also pending in state courts throughout the U.S. In a California case that concluded in July 2012, C.R. Bard was ordered to pay $3.6 million to a victim of vaginal mesh complications caused by an Avaulta Plus device. In March 2013, the New Jersey state jury hearing the nation’s first trial of an Ethicon mesh lawsuit awarded more than $11 million to a woman injured by the Gynecare Prolift device.

Legal Consultations to Victims of Vaginal mesh Complications

Wright & Schulte LLC is offering free legal consultations to victims of vaginal mesh complications. To explore your legal options, please contact Wright & Schulte LLC today by completing the online form on the right, or call toll free, 1-800-399-0795.

Other Vaginal Mesh Complications News

FDA Public Health Notification: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence

FDA Safety Communication: UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse