California Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Have you experienced complications from transvaginal mesh in California? If you had synthetic transvaginal mesh implanted and suffered painful side effects, you may be eligible to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Our attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm are currently reviewing cases throughout Northern and Southern California, in every county and city, including:

  • Los Angeles
  • Riverside
  • San Diego
  • San Bernardino
  • San Francisco
  • Oakland
  • San Jose
  • Fresno
  • Long Beach
  • Bakersfield
  • All cities in California

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Clients choose our firm for representation due to our experience handling transvaginal mesh litigation, along with other defective medical devices.

  • Our attorneys focus primarily on transvaginal mesh cases, unlike other firms.
  • We understand how difficult and emotional transvaginal mesh injuries can be. Our attorneys act with compassion and sensitivity throughout each step of your case.
  • Our attorneys can answer any questions you may have about your case. We ensure open and honest communication throughout the litigation process.

What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device used to provide support during surgeries involving weakened or damaged tissues. Manufacturers can make these devices from animal tissue, which dissolves in the body after a period of time. Other manufacturers make transvaginal mesh from synthetic materials, which do not dissolve, and can cause significant complications over time.

Surgeons use transvaginal mesh in two main surgeries:

  • Treatments for pelvic organ prolapse involve transvaginal mesh to support the weakened vaginal walls. Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when supportive vaginal muscles weaken and pelvic organs slip out of place.
  • Treatments for stress urinary incontinence use mesh to support the bladder neck or urethra. Stress urinary incontinence occurs when outside stress, such as sneezing, puts pressure on the bladder and causes urination.

Prior to the Food and Drug Administration releasing its advisory on the use of synthetic transvaginal mesh, hospitals used this device in many surgical procedures without informing patients of the side effects. As a result, many women consented to the operation and suffered painful complications without warning.

Dangerous Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh

Since synthetic vaginal mesh does not dissolve in the body, it can cause serious pain and injury over time. Women can experience these complications for the rest of their lives.

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Organ perforation or puncturing
  • Infections
  • Painful, difficult urination
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Mesh erosion through the vagina

Recovery from transvaginal mesh complications can also cause pain and trauma to patients. Often, revision surgeries are required, which add further complications.

  • Vaginal scarring
  • Shrinkage
  • Additional hospitalizations
  • Nerve damage
  • Loss of muscle function
  • Emotional trauma
  • Recurring prolapses

Who Manufactures Transvaginal Mesh?

When you file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in California, you will need to know who made the device. Since most transvaginal mesh cases do not involve medical negligence or malpractice, the sole defendant in your claim will be the manufacturer.

The following companies manufacture synthetic transvaginal mesh devices:

  • Boston Scientific
  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • CR Bard Inc.

If you do not know the manufacturer of the device, you can contact the hospital or have an attorney investigate on your behalf. If you are unsure if medical negligence or malpractice occurred, an attorney can advise you as well.

How Do You File a Transvaginal Mesh Claim in California?

Under California product liability law, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against a manufacturer. You must establish that the device caused you harm in one of three ways:

  • Manufacturing defects
  • Lack of adequate instructions or warnings
  • Defective product design

Sometimes, these lawsuits involve multiple defendants such as the hospital, surgeon, and manufacturer. The litigation process can become complicated and the legal teams of the defendants may try to limit your settlement amount. In addition, proving liability may require in-depth investigation.

Do you need help filing your transvaginal mesh claim? Our attorneys can assist you through the complex litigation process. We will discuss the circumstances of your case and file your suit in civil court so that it meets California regulations.

Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation and learn about your legal options.