The Dunken Law Firm is currently accepting cases for transvaginal mesh injuries for clients across Michigan, including:
If you or a loved one suffered transvaginal mesh injuries after a surgery to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, our firm can help. Contact The Dunken Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with one of our attorneys.
For years, surgeons have used surgical mesh products in a wide variety of medical applications. Ideally, surgical mesh binds to and supports damaged organ tissues, helping to restore proper function and protect damaged tissue cells. The reality is that these devices have the potential to cause more harm than good. In 2011 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an FDA Safety Communication regarding their concerns with transvaginal mesh for treating pelvic organ prolapse.
Since the Safety Communication, the FDA has enacted strict regulations for the development and production of transvaginal mesh. They originally cited more than 30 manufacturers that developed potentially dangerous surgical mesh products and then reclassified transvaginal mesh as a class III medical device with the strictest regulations. Now, only three of these devices are available on the market. The FDA urges surgeons to only resort to transvaginal mesh devices when absolutely necessary.
Transvaginal mesh injuries include various adverse side effects following pelvic organ prolapse correction surgery.
Women who experience any of these side effects may require revision surgery. The chance that a woman who undergoes a transvaginal mesh procedure for pelvic organ prolapse will need revision surgery within the first few years following the procedure is high. She is also at increased risk of a prolapse in the future.
When doctors attempt to correct a transvaginal mesh problem, they generally try to remove as much of the mesh as possible and repair damaged tissues. Unfortunately, some women develop vaginal scarring that can negatively impact quality of life for years or even permanently.
Every state has unique laws for product liability claims. Michigan upholds a three-year statute of limitations, or time limit, for filing product liability claims beginning on the date an injury occurs. However, the discovery rule may apply if a woman does not notice adverse symptoms right away. In such a case, the statute starts counting down on the date she recognizes the damage from a defective product or the date another reasonable person would have likely discovered the issue.
In a product liability case, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove the product in question is defective. Next, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove the defect caused the plaintiff’s claimed damages. Transvaginal mesh injuries can lead to a host of damages including increased medical expenses, lost income from missed time at work, and pain and suffering. If you or a loved one experienced any adverse effects from transvaginal mesh, contact The Dunken Law Firm today to schedule a free case evaluation. Our attorneys will review the elements of your claim and discuss with you how to proceed.