Eighteen vaginal mesh lawsuits have recently been filed by Wright & Schulte on behalf of women throughout the U.S. These cases allege that the various makers of defective mesh implants failed to warn consumers about the risks of serious complications associated with these devices.
The Vaginal Mesh lawsuit lawyers at Wright & Schulte’s have filed 18 vaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women from Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Nebraska, Georgia, Massachusetts and Kentucky. While these transvaginal mesh lawsuits were filed as part of MDLs 2187, 2325, 2326, 2327, 2387, and 2440, name one of six different vaginal mesh manufacturers as the defendant in the complaint, all of these cases contend that the dangerous design of the manufacturer’s vaginal mesh sling caused the plaintiff to develop severe, painful injuries that eventually required risky revision surgery to remove the vaginal mesh device.
Additionally, these bladder mesh lawsuits allege that the defendants failed to adequately test the safety of their mesh slings, that they knew or should have known about the serious risks associated with these slings and that they nevertheless did not warn the public about these serious risks. Click here for more information regarding Transvaginal Mesh complications.
Wright & Schulte, LLC specializes in defending the rights of those who have sustained serious injuries after using defective products and medical devices. Our skilled transvaginal mesh attorneys are experienced at successfully going up against large corporations. We encourage those who believe they have been injured due to use of any company’s bladder mesh to speak with our knowledgeable lawyers by visiting yourlegalhelp.com or by calling 1-800-399-0795.
Allegations of Bladder Mesh Sling Injuries
According to court documents for these 18 transvaginal mesh lawsuits, all of the plaintiffs in these cases had some type of mesh sling surgically implanted to try to treat their pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Following surgery, however, the plaintiffs developed painful complications that became so bad that they needed revision surgery to have the bladder sling removed. Some of the serious complications that have been linked to mesh implants are alleged to include urinary pain, pain during 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. [fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/publichealthnotifications/ucm061976.htm October 2008]
Among the 18 bladder mesh lawsuits recently filed against include two cases filed against Cook Medical, Inc. (MDL 2440); 1 case filed against C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL 2187); 2 vaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL 2326); 1 case filed against Coloplast Corp. (MDL 2387); 1 case filed against American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL 2325); and 11 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against Ethicon, Inc. (MDL 2327).
FDA Warns Consumers about the Risk of Serious Vaginal Mesh Complications
In July 2011, the FDA issued a national warning to alert the public that transvaginal mesh complications are not rare. Specifically, after reviewing more than 100 bladder mesh studies, the FDA found that about 10 percent of women with a mesh sling have developed or would develop serious complications. The FDA also warned the public that many of the reported bladder mesh sling injuries required risky corrective surgery and possibly the removal of the mesh sling within 12 months of implantation. In the worst cases, multiple revision surgeries were needed to try to treat the serious injuries allegedly caused by defective vaginal mesh.
Additionally, the FDA’s 2011 bladder mesh sling warning pointed out that women with vaginal mesh were more likely to develop complications than those who had undergone traditional surgery for POP and SUI and that bladder mesh slings may not be effective at relieving the symptoms of prolapse. [fda.gov/downloads/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/UCM262760.pdf, July 2011]
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