Colorado Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The transvaginal mesh legal team at The Dunken Law Firm is currently reviewing lawsuits from victims in every city in Colorado, including:

  • Denver
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora
  • Fort Collins
  • Lakewood

Transvaginal Mesh, used to surgically correct Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), has led to many injury lawsuits against manufacturers. If transvaginal mesh surgery has left you or a loved one injured, contact our attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm. We will schedule free consultation to discuss your case, call today.

Why Choose Us

  • By focusing our practice on Transvaginal Mesh cases, we are committed to getting injured women the justice they deserve.
  • For more than 25 years, our Transvaginal Mesh lawyers have been successfully obtaining results for defective medical device cases.
  • We make every effort to be accessible and responsive to our clients.
  • We will work tirelessly to achieve the most optimal outcome to your case for you and your family.

What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Made from synthetic materials or animal tissue, transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is routinely used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The surgical mesh is implanted into a patient’s vaginal wall (for POP) or the neck of their bladder or urethra (for SUI) as reinforcement for the surrounding tissue and muscles that have become weakened or damaged.

Potential Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh Surgery

When transvaginal mesh surgery is used to treat POP, there is a higher risk of complications, that may include:

  • Mesh protruding from the vaginal opening
  • Mesh erosion, affecting surrounding tissues
  • Perforation of organs or vaginal wall
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Vaginal shrinkage
  • Pain with sexual intercourse
  • Nerve damage causing pain or a loss of feeling
  • Infection
  • Recurrence of POP
  • Excessive bleeding

The side effects of transvaginal mesh surgery to correct SUI can include pain, infection, mesh erosion and the reappearance of SUI. Long-term side effects are typically rare.

Treating serious complications involves transvaginal mesh revision surgeries for many women. If the device must be removed, tissue growth in and around the mesh, as well as erosion, can result in the need for multiple surgeries to retrieve all of the pieces and make repairs. This type of revision surgery puts surrounding tissue and organs at risk of damage, possibly permanent.

Colorado Product Liability Laws

In the state of Colorado, victims injured by defective products are able to file a lawsuit for damages within two years of the injury. In regards to transvaginal mesh claims, the time limit may not necessarily begin from the date of the device’s implantation, if complications arose later. The countdown will begin when it is discovered that the injury is related to the transvaginal mesh or it should have been known that it was.

The liable party for a transvaginal mesh injury will typically fall on the manufacturer of the defective mesh device. The plaintiff will need to prove that the product was dangerous due to a defect that occurred in either the design of the product, its manufacturing, or due to the company failing to properly warn about possible side effects.

Product manufacturers owe a legal duty to the public to create products that are safe when used as intended. The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh that have or are facing lawsuits include:

  • Ethicon (division of Johnson & Johnson)
  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
  • C.R. Bard
  • Coloplast Corp
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cook Medical Inc.
  • Neomedic International
  • Medtronic
  • Caldera Medical

Doctors are typically not named as defendants in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, as they rely on given product information and are not responsible for the product’s creation.

Reach Out to The Dunken Law Firm

Our highly dedicated and compassionate team of transvaginal mesh lawsuit lawyers are available to hear and discuss your case. We understand the difficult situation you have been put in and we will do everything in our power to get you and your family the results that you deserve. Call our office and schedule a free consultation today.