Montana Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Our team of attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm are representing Transvaginal Mesh victims in the state of Montana, including in the following cities:

  • Billings
  • Missoula
  • Great Falls
  • Bozeman
  • Helena

If you or a loved one have undergone a surgical procedure to correct a pelvic floor disorder and are now suffering severe side effects, you may be entitled to compensation. The Dunken Law Firm can help, contact us today and have your case reviewed for free.

Why Choose Us

  • Our primary focus is achieving your goals and obtaining justice for you and your family, no matter how long it takes.
  • We have over 25 years of experience in product liability law, we know how to handle transvaginal mesh injury cases.
  • Your needs come first, we will promptly address questions or concerns and regularly advise you of any progress in your case.

The Dangers of Transvaginal Mesh

Although transvaginal mesh is a medical device designed with the intent to repair pelvic floor disorders, it is instead being linked to many adverse complications and prompting lawsuits against manufacturers. Especially for women who underwent procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP).

POP is a disorder that occurs when pelvic organs drop because of weakened muscles and tissue that are no longer able to hold them. Transvaginal mesh is implanted into the vaginal wall to act as support to the organs. Another disorder often treated with surgical mesh is stress urinary incontinence (SUI), but the risk of developing side effects after a procedure to correct SUI is much lower than with POP.

Complications commonly reported after any type of transvaginal mesh surgery are:

  • The mesh eroding into vaginal tissue and separating into smaller pieces
  • The mesh becoming exposed
  • Organs or tissues being punctured
  • Recurring POP or SUI
  • Infections
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Mesh contraction, causing tightening and pain
  • Scarring or disfigurement

One of the commonly reported serious side effects, mesh erosion, results in more than 50 percent of patients needing transvaginal mesh revision surgery. The pieces or the whole device may need to be taken out, which can require multiple surgical visits due to tissue growth.

As a result of these serious and possibly debilitating side effects, multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts are being handed down across America to women who have suffered from defective transvaginal mesh.

The FDA has issued two health safety communications, warning the public of reported complications and that the risks may outweigh the benefits of transvaginal mesh repair for POP. Mesh devices used for POP have also been reclassified by the FDA as a class III (high-risk) medical device, requiring manufacturers to file for a pre-market approval application that includes testing on their product’s safety and effectiveness.

Manufacturers and their Devices

The following transvaginal mesh manufacturers are or have been involved in litigation and listed are their discontinued devices:

  • Ethicon (a division of Johnson & Johnson)
    • Gynecare Prolift
    • Gynecare Prolift + M
    • Gynecare TVT Secure System
    • Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
  • C.R. Bard
    • Avaulta Plus
  • Boston Scientific
    • ProteGen
  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
    • Apogee Vault Suspension System
    • Apogee Pelvic Floor System
    • BioArc Sling System
    • In-Fast Ultra Transvaginal Sling
    • Perigee System

These devices have been voluntarily withdrawn from the market due to the thousands of lawsuits filed against them.

Discuss Your Options Today

If you are encountering severe complications from transvaginal mesh, then find out what your legal options are for pursuing damages. You may be entitled to a monetary award, compensating you for medical bills, lost wages, lost income, and more. Call The Dunken Law Firm today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer who will review your claim.