Nine Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Filed By Wright & Schulte on Behalf of Women Severely Injured Allegedly Due to Bladder Mesh Sling Defects

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Wright & Schulte has filed nine transvaginal mesh lawsuits against various manufacturers alleging that implantation of these devices resulted in serious, permanent injuries to the plaintiffs.

Transvaginal-Mesh-Lawsiut-Filed-Wright-Schulte-LLCMultiple Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits have been filed by Wright & Schulte on behalf of women throughout the U.S. who have suffered from serious injuries alleged due to the defective design of vaginal mesh implants. These vaginal mesh lawsuits, which are part of MDL 2327, 2326 and 2387, were filed on March 4, 2013. The transvaginal mesh lawsuits will all be litigated in the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of West Virginia, Charleston Division.

Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and medical devices. Our skilled bladder mesh lawsuit attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have been injured due to use of any manufacturer’s vaginal slings or bladder mesh slings to speak with our knowledgeable transvaginal mesh implant lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

Severe Vaginal Mesh Injuries and Complications

The plaintiffs in these transvaginal mesh lawsuits had all undergone surgery to have bladder mesh devices implanted in an effort to treat their pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or their stress urinary incontinence (SUI). However, after implantation, the plaintiffs all developed severely painful complications that allegedly resulted in permanent injuries and significantly impaired their quality of life. Some of the severe injuries reportedly associated with bladder mesh slings include pelvic and urinary pain, dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), vaginal scaring, mesh erosion through the vaginal lining, an increased risk of infection, puncturing of the blood vessels/bowels/bladder and recurrence of SUI. [http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf]

Included as plaintiffs in the recently filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits are two Georgia woman (Case Nos. 2:13-cv-04156 and 2:13-cv-04155) who both had the Aris-Transobturator Sling System implanted in 2008 and 2009, respectively; a New York woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04154) and a Georgia woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04152) who both had the Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System implanted in 2005; a Nebraska woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04153) who had the Obtryx Transobturator Mid-Urethral Sling System implanted in 2009; a Michigan woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04803) who had the TVT-SECUR (TVT-S) implanted in 2007; an Iowa woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04157) who had the Gynemesh and transvaginal tape (TVT) implanted in 2008; another Iowa woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04158) who had TVT implanted in 2003; and an Illinois woman (Case No. 2:13-cv-04159) who had TVT implanted in 2004.

FDA Alert Regarding Serious Vaginal Mesh Complications

The FDA issued a vaginal mesh injuries warning in 2011, alerting the public that transvaginal mesh complications are more common than manufacturers had previously disclosed and that, in some cases, implantation of vaginal mesh devices was no more effective than traditional surgeries. Specifically, after reviewing more than 100 bladder mesh sling studies, the FDA found that about 10 percent women with these devices have developed or would develop serious injuries that require revision surgery and possibly vaginal mesh removal within one year of implantation. In some of the worst cases, women reportedly needed multiple revision surgeries to repair the damage caused by bladder mesh slings.

Other significant points included in the 2011 FDA public warning were that vaginal mesh devices had greater risks of complications than traditional surgery for treating POP and SUI and that vaginal mesh may not even be sufficient at alleviating the symptoms of prolapse. [http://www.fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf

About Wright & Schulte LLC

Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced personal injury firm, is dedicated to the belief that America’s legal system should work for the people. Every day, the attorneys of Wright & Schulte LLC stand up for the rights of people who have been injured or wronged and fight tirelessly to ensure that even the world’s most powerful corporations take responsibility for their actions. If you’re looking for a law firm that will guarantee the aggressive and personal representation you deserve, please do not hesitate to contact Wright & Schulte LLC today. Free case evaluations are available through yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.

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