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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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!