Indiana Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that physicians sometimes use to treat damaged and weakened vaginal tissue. Due to its widespread popularity in the medical community, many women experience debilitating side effects due to transvaginal mesh treatment – a phenomenon verified by a communication released by the Food and Drug Administration.

If you or a loved one experienced injuries from the use of transvaginal mesh in the state of Indiana, you may have options to pursue legal action. Our office is currently reviewing legal claims in all cities throughout Indiana, including:

  • Indianapolis
  • Fort Wayne
  • Evansville
  • Bloomington

Transvaginal mesh complications can be painful and life-altering. You need a transvaginal mesh attorney on your side so that you can focus on recovery, not filing paperwork. Clients choose our firm to represent them in transvaginal lawsuits for our impressive and extensive credentials in this area of law.

  • Our firm primarily focuses on helping women injured by transvaginal mesh. Instead of focusing on multiple personal injury and medical malpractice cases, we focus on developing our resources and legal strategies specifically for transvaginal mesh lawsuits.
  • Our attorneys have over 25 years of experience helping victims of defective medical devices prepare for litigation. We will ensure open and honest communication throughout the process so that you remain up-to-date with your case’s status.
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What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic mesh that doctors place in the vagina during certain medical procedures. Doctors have used this device in the past to provide extra support when repairing damaged vaginal tissue. This mesh can be made of animal tissue or synthetic materials.

Typically, doctors use transvaginal mesh to treat the following conditions:

  • Stress urinary incontinence: This condition occurs when a physical movement or activity places stress on a person’s bladder, causing urine to come out of the urethra.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse: This condition occurs when muscles and ligaments supporting pelvic organs weaken, causing the organs to slip out of place.

Risks of Transvaginal Mesh

The FDA released a medical advisory warning against the use of transvaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence in women. Women can experience significant and painful side effects from the use of this device during surgery:

  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Mesh erosion through the vagina
  • Complications from exposure to synthetic mesh materials
  • Bleeding
  • Organ perforation
  • Infection
  • Continued urinary problems

Mesh made of synthetic materials is the focus of the current transvaginal lawsuit and the FDA advisory. Animal transvaginal mesh is absorbable and does not usually cause complications. Synthetic mesh, on the other hand, can remain in the vagina and cause long-term complications.

Further complications are typical, with a high incidence of revision surgery, adding further risk of complications with each additional follow up. Additionally, corrective surgeries cannot undo damage that was already done.

What Are Your Indiana Legal Options?

To file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit in the state of Indiana, you will need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of your mesh device. If you do not know the manufacturer of the device, ask your doctor or hospital.

You can also file a claim against your surgeon only if you believe that negligence or malpractice is involved in the case. An attorney can help you determine who to file a claim against. In most cases, filing a product liability claim against the manufacturer will yield the best potential outcome.

Under Indiana law, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a claim. Speak to an attorney as soon as possible to begin the lawsuit process within the legal time frame.

Manufacturers and Devices

Certain manufacturers and synthetic transvaginal mesh devices can cause significant damage. Devices can be synthetic or of a mixed material using animal tissue.

  • Johnson & Johnson manufactures several mesh devices such as the Gynecare Prolift series, Gynecare Prosima, and Gynecare Gynemesh.
  • CR Bard Inc. is another manufacturer of transvaginal mesh such as the Bard Pelvitex, Bard Uretrex, and Bard Pelvisoft.
  • Boston Scientific is another manufacturer known for the Arise, Advantage Fit, Lynx, Solyx, and Obtryx devices.

If you or a loved one experienced transvaginal mesh injuries, contact our firm today. Our attorneys have the experience and resources necessary to assist you through the Indiana litigation process. Visit our website today and receive your free case evaluation.