Injuries from TVM Causing Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh is an implantable medical device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) in women. This device has been in use for decades now but women have reported serious complications from the use of these transvaginal mesh. Although it promised an easier surgery and faster recovery, many patients faced life-altering issues with these meshes.

vaginal mesh lawsuit

Tens of thousands of women have filed vaginal mesh lawsuit against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh and bladder slings claiming financial compensation for their undue pain and suffering.

Transvaginal meshes were intended as a longer-lasting, less-invasive treatment for POP and SUI than the traditional surgical options. Sadly, in the recent years, it has been linked to an increasing number of potentially fatal health issues.

There is little scope to cure the defective health implants without a revision surgery which is also very painful and can leave the patient deformed for life.

Accused TVM makers

More than 70,000 negligence lawsuits have been filed by the victims of which the main ones named include:

  • Bard
  • Boston Scientific
  • Gynecare
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Covidien
  • American Medical Systems

Allegations against manufacturers

Women who filed lawsuits claim that manufacturers failed their legal duty to make certain the safety and effectiveness of their pelvic mesh products. Instead, it provided patients with misleading information about how safe and effective the products supposedly were. The study showed these products were cleared based on weak evidence and lesser proof of evidence.

The vaginal mesh lawsuit accuses mesh manufacturers of the following:

  • Consciously misleading and misinforming the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the medical fraternity and the general public about the safety and efficacy of the products
  • Did not conduct proper testing of the devices
  • Failed to conduct any study about the risk of the products
  • No known safe procedure for the removal of the materials
  • Did not adequately warn about the potential risks linked with the devices

 

Cases as of July 2019

COMPANY PENDING ACTIONS TOTAL ACTIONS
C.R. Bard 726 15,867
American Medical Systems 174 21,364
Boston Scientific 1,757 26,590
Ethicon 2,298 40,727
Coloplast 81 2,815
Cook Medical 1 645

 

What should you do if you have suffered complications?

If you have suffered health hurdles due to the implantation of TVM to cure POP or SUI, you are not alone. You might also have a right to financial compensation. By filing a claim against the surgical mesh manufacturer, you might be entitled to win damage awards for medical costs, lost wages, other expenses.  More than everything, your voice matters inspiring the other victims who are yet to speak up against the manufacturers.

Call today for a free evaluation of your case.

You do not need to pay anything until the case is settled.

Visit http://settleourtvm.com/ or dial 1-888-994-2165 to find out more about the lawsuit.

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