Connecticut Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

If you or a family member has had surgery to implant transvaginal mesh and are now suffering from injuries as a result, you may be entitled to pursue a lawsuit for compensation. The law firm of The Dunken Law Firm has a highly qualified legal team currently reviewing cases in the following cities and throughout Connecticut:

  • Bridgeport
  • New Haven
  • Stamford
  • Hartford
  • Waterbury

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  • We understand what a difficult time this is in your life and will use our experience of over 25 years to get you the justice you deserve.
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What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Typically used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), transvaginal mesh is a medical device surgically implanted through the vagina (transvaginal). The mesh is then placed in the vaginal wall when repairing POP or in the case of SUI, the neck of the bladder or the urethra. It can be made from synthetic materials or from animal tissue and is intended to support stretched or damaged tissues or muscles. The following companies, with their brand names listed, are major manufacturers of transvaginal mesh:

  • Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson): Gynecare, Gynecare TVT, and Gynemesh.
  • Boston Scientific: Pinnacle, Advantage, and Uphold.
  • American Medical Systems (AMS): Sparc, Perigee, Apogee, and Elevate.
  • C.R. Bard: Avaulta and Pelvitex.

Legal Options for Adverse Events from Transvaginal Mesh

Women who suffer serious complications after a transvaginal mesh procedure or revision surgery may have the right to file a product liability lawsuit and seek compensation for:

  • Current and future medical bills and expenses
  • Current and future lost wages
  • Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent injury or disability
  • Wrongful death (executor of the decedent’s estate may file suit)

Connecticut has a statue of limitations for pursuing a product liability lawsuit, which is three years from either the date of the injury, from when the injury was discovered to be related to the product, or should have been known.

Serious Adverse Events associated with Transvaginal Mesh

The frequent adverse complications that women experience after transvaginal mesh surgery are:

  • Chronic pain
  • Vaginal scarring or shrinkage
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Painful Urination
  • Mesh erosion: The device erodes the vaginal wall where it is implanted and can begin to break into smaller pieces that move away from the original site.
  • Organ perforation: The edge of the device or its pieces may become sharp, and will therefore puncture surrounding tissue or organs.
  • Infection
  • Dyspareunia: pain during and/or after intercourse.

Erosion and organ perforation often need multiple transvaginal mesh revision surgeries to completely extract all pieces of mesh and repair the injured tissue or organs. Each additional surgery increases the risk of the patient suffering further side effects and permanent damage.

Our Attorneys Can Help

Our transvaginal mesh attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm have decades of experience handling defective medical device cases. Let us put your mind at ease by removing all of your legal stress. Contact us today and schedule a free consultation so we may discuss your case.