The attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm are currently reviewing legal claims for transvaginal mesh injuries throughout Florida. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to defective transvaginal mesh or required revision surgeries, our firm may be able to help you secure compensation for any associated damages. We currently take cases for clients from all cities and counties in Florida, including:
If you believe you have grounds for a lawsuit due to a transvaginal mesh injury, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with an attorney and find out more about your legal options for recovery.
Surgical mesh helps support damaged and weakened tissues, and transvaginal mesh grew increasingly popular over the years due to its apparent ease of use and versatility. Women suffering from stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse often received recommendations for corrective surgery using this type of surgical mesh. Unfortunately, surgical mesh has a tendency to bind to the nearby tissues, and healthy tissue may begin growing over mesh making revision and removal difficult. Many women reported problems from the mesh itself or complications during transvaginal mesh surgical procedures.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning concerning the potential complications and adverse effects of transvaginal mesh and associated surgical procedures. In 2011, the FDA released an FDA Safety Communication regarding potential complications with transvaginal mesh, but surgeons across the country largely ignored this notice and continued using transvaginal mesh in pelvic organ prolapse correction surgeries. Surgical mesh used in stress urinary incontinence correction generally comes with a lower degree of risk than corrective surgeries for pelvic organ prolapse using transvaginal mesh, but both types of surgery still hold significant risks.
Women may potentially suffer adverse effects from both the transvaginal mesh as well as the complications from initial application surgeries and transvaginal mesh revision surgeries.
These issues often necessitate transvaginal mesh revision surgeries that also entail serious risk of adverse side effects, surgical complications, and a negative impact on quality of life following surgery.
If you or a loved one suffered transvaginal mesh injuries, you may have grounds for a product liability claim. Florida law sets a statute of limitations for personal claims arising from defective products of four years, starting on the date of surgery. However, the discovery rule applies. Therefore, the statute of limitations does not technically begin until a claimant notices negative symptoms from transvaginal mesh.
The FDA has identified problems with transvaginal mesh from more than 30 manufacturers, and adverse symptoms vary from case to case. Due to the enactment of more stringent manufacturing requirements for transvaginal mesh, only three surgical mesh products remain on the market for pelvic organ prolapse correction. Manufacturers of transvaginal mesh include American Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson, and Boston Scientific.
If you believe you have grounds for a product liability claim for transvaginal mesh injuries in Florida, contact The Dunken Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case evaluation with one of our attorneys. Once we know the details of your situation, we can advise you on your best options for legal recovery and let you know how our firm can help.