The law firm of The Dunken Law Firm is evaluating claims involving transvaginal mesh injuries and aiding victims in their search for justice. We are currently accepting cases from women living all throughout Nevada, including in the following cities:
Our transvaginal mesh lawyers have a considerable amount of experience with defective medical device claims and know how to successfully litigate injury cases like these. Side effects from a mesh device can be debilitating and life-changing. We can help you and your family obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact The Dunken Law Firm today for a free case evaluation.
Introduced in the 1990s, transvaginal mesh was created with the intention to treat conditions affecting women’s pelvic floor, such as Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). These disorders often impact women after childbirth, menopause or a hysterectomy and happen due to weakened muscles or tissues failing to support the organs.
SUI is an unintentional leakage of urine while engaging in physical activities, including exercising, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. POP occurs when pelvic organs begin to drop into the vagina. Many women have undergone transvaginal mesh surgery to fix these conditions. Surgical mesh, typically made from synthetic material, is placed through the vagina (transvaginal) and implanted either at the bladder neck or urethra to treat SUI or in the vaginal wall for POP.
Since its approval, transvaginal mesh has been associated with many serious complications in women who have had it surgically implanted to correct SUI and POP. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued two warnings, one in 2008 and an updated version in 2011, noting that thousands of women have reported severe side effects that include:
In the many cases of women suffering from mesh erosion, transvaginal mesh revision surgeries are often needed for repair. Revision surgery is conducted to remove both the pieces of mesh that have broken off of the device as well as the device itself. Due to tissue growth in and around the mesh, revision surgery can be very complex and may require multiple operations to complete the removal process.
Despite the thousands of reported side effects and the FDA’s warnings, manufacturers have continued to produce and keep defective transvaginal mesh products on the market. As a result, over one hundred thousand lawsuits have been filed against the companies for injuries sustained by their devices.
Although firm action has not been taken, such as a product recall, the FDA has furthered their efforts to reduce injuries by reclassifying transvaginal mesh used in POP repair as a class III (high-risk) medical device. Mesh products for POP must now undergo a stricter approval process and the regulation will require companies to submit proof that their device works and is safe before they are approved to sell.
The largest manufacturers of transvaginal mesh that are being affected are:
The Dunken Law Firm offers free consultations. Discuss your legal options for recourse with one of our experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers. The state of Nevada allows only four years from the date of the injury to file a product liability lawsuit. Contact us today.