Iowa Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The Dunken Law Firm is representing victims suffering from transvaginal mesh injuries nationwide. We are reviewing and accepting claims in every city in Iowa, including:

  • Des Moines
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Davenport
  • Sioux City
  • Iowa City

If you or someone you love has experienced serious complications following a procedure to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), you may have the right to file a lawsuit for compensation. Contact us to schedule a free consultation and speak to an experienced attorney regarding your claim and legal rights today.

Why The Dunken Law Firm is the Right Choice

  • We focus our efforts on helping transvaginal mesh victims and use our over 25 years of experience to obtain them justice.
  • No matter how long it takes, your case will continue to receive the attention it deserves in order to achieve favorable results.
  • Our transvaginal mesh lawyers pride themselves on providing compassionate, dedicated, and responsive legal counsel.
  • We will cover all upfront costs and you will not be charged a legal fee unless we win your case.

What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a surgically implanted medical device, made from synthetic material or animal tissue. It was created to treat pelvic floor disorders, most often POP and SUI.

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) – Frequently caused by weakened pelvic floor muscles and tissue due to aging, pregnancy, and childbirth, POP occurs when organs shift downward and possibly bulge out of the vagina. Surgical mesh is implanted into the vaginal wall to support and keep the damaged muscles and organs in place.

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) – Increased pressure on the bladder from activities such as sneezing, laughing, coughing, or exercise causes urine to leak. This is due to damaged or weakened pelvic muscles and tissues causing the bladder neck to move downward. A mesh device, also known as a sling, is placed at the bladder neck or the urethra.

Many complications have been reported by thousands of women following a POP or SUI repair. Transvaginal mesh has a particularly high risk of causing side effects when treating POP. The FDA has released two safety alerts in the past 11 years regarding the medical device, warning of these possible serious complications:

  • Mesh erosion: The device erodes the vaginal wall at the implantation site, as well as begins to break down, resulting in segments that can move through the body.
  • Organ perforation: The device or its pieces may puncture surrounding tissue or organs with its sharp edges.
  • Infection
  • Chronic pain
  • Vaginal scarring or shrinkage
  • Excessive Bleeding
  • Painful Urination
  • Dyspareunia: pain during and/or after intercourse.
  • Painful Urination

Over 50 percent of patients will have to undergo transvaginal mesh revision surgery when mesh erosion occurs with synthetic devices. Multiple surgeries may even be necessary since retrieving all of the pieces can be complex.

How Our Attorneys Can Help

Serious complications after a transvaginal mesh procedure or revision surgery may warrant a product liability lawsuit against the device’s manufacturer. Our attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your damages:

  • Medical bills (current and future)
  • Lost wages (current and future)
  • Loss of consortium (spousal relationship)
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent injury or disability

Iowa has a two year statute of limitations on when you may file a lawsuit. The time limit begins from either the date of the injury, when the injury was discovered, or when it should have been known.

The major manufacturers of transvaginal mesh that could potentially be liable are:

  • Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Boston Scientific
  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
  • C.R. Bard

Contact Us Today

Our transvaginal mesh team of lawyers at Kohl Dunken have extensive experience handling defective medical device cases. Contact us today and have your case evaluated for free!