Thousands of women are alleging that they weren’t warned about potential dangers before receiving transvaginal mesh implants. Some of these women have received financial compensation in association with the painful complications they’ve experienced.
Transvaginal mesh products are most commonly used to treat POP (Pelvic Organ Prolapse) and SUI (Stress Urinary Incontinence). It’s been alleged that manufacturers failed to compile a long-term body of data that verified their safety before marketing them to the public.
In the early 2000s, thousands of women began reporting serious injuries in association with transvaginal mesh products. The volume became so substantial that the FDA released a public health warning about the product.
Reported complications include, but are not limited to:
- Vaginal scarring and/or bleeding
- Perforating of nearby organs
- Painful intercourse
- Recursion of POP and/or SUI
Removing these products requires patients to undergo one or more surgical procedures. This process can result in even more physical and emotional damage.
Patients who have experienced these complications may be entitled to financial compensation. Damages awarded in transvaginal mesh suits are intended to compensate victims for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress and potential loss of spousal consortium.
When large numbers of people are harmed by similar products produced by the same manufacturers, their claims are commonly consolidated into class action lawsuits. This helps victims obtain compensation much more quickly than filing individually.
More than 100,000 people have filed lawsuits against transvaginal mesh product manufacturers. Some lawsuits have resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements, the largest amounting to $830 million to settle 20,000 cases.
If you’ve experienced complications from a transvaginal mesh product, it is critical to seek legal assistance. Don’t hesitate to contact us online or call Hupy and Abraham directly at 800-800-5678 for a free consultation. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney for this matter allows you to pursue compensation without bearing financial risk.