New York Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The Dunken Law Firm is now investigating cases involving transvaginal mesh injuries in New York. Anyone injured by transvaginal mesh or an associated surgical procedure can reach out to our firm for representation in any city in New York, including:

  • New York City
  • Long Island
  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • The Bronx
  • Staten Island
  • Albany
  • Buffalo
  • Rochester
  • Syracuse

If you or a loved one suffered any type of injury due to a surgical procedure involving surgical mesh or post-surgery complications of transvaginal mesh, contact The Dunken Law Firm today to schedule a case evaluation with one of our attorneys.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • The Dunken Law Firm focuses solely on transvaginal mesh injury cases. This has allowed us to gain extensive experience with these cases other firms cannot match.
  • Our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience assisting women harmed by surgical procedures involving transvaginal mesh and other defective medical devices.
  • We are attorneys who understand how dramatically a transvaginal mesh issue can impact a woman’s life.
  • Our attorneys are not afraid of intense litigation when settlement is not an option, and we go to any lengths necessary to secure the compensation our clients need to recover.
  • We offer contingency fee billing to help ensure those who could not otherwise afford legal fees can secure representation when they need it most. We only accept legal fees when we win.

What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

Surgical mesh can help in a variety of situations by supporting weakened or damaged tissues. However, any type of surgical mesh comes with significant risks. The cases our firm handles generally involve women harmed by transvaginal mesh surgical procedures or transvaginal mesh complications. The most common applications of transvaginal mesh include corrective surgery for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Unfortunately, these applications are extremely risky as the surgical mesh can bind to healthy tissue and cause a host of adverse side effects.

Common Complications and Injuries

Women who have suffered transvaginal mesh injuries reported several problems with these devices.

  • Infections
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Mesh erosion
  • Bleeding
  • Organ perforation
  • Urinary problems
  • General pelvic pain

While some women noticed negative effects from the mesh itself, others suffered complications for transvaginal mesh application procedures and transvaginal mesh revision surgeries, a common necessity among women who have undergone pelvic organ prolapse corrective surgery.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released an FDA Safety Communication regarding concerns over surgical mesh from more than 30 manufacturers. Despite increased warnings from the FDA over the years and mounting evidence that surgical mesh is only acceptable in a small fraction of pelvic organ prolapse cases, surgeons largely ignored these concerns and continued using surgical mesh in these applications.

What Are the Legal Options for Transvaginal Mesh Injuries?

Women who suffer transvaginal mesh injuries can pursue product liability claims against the manufacturer of the devices used in their surgeries. In a product liability claim, a plaintiff’s attorney must prove the product in question was defective and the defect caused the plaintiff’s claimed damages. Many women have suffered a negative impact on their quality of life following transvaginal mesh revision surgeries and other associated procedures, indicating these products do not perform as intended.

New York law allows a three-year statute of limitations for filing product liability claims for damages from defective products. This time limit typically begins on the date of surgery, but New York upholds the discovery rule. This rule means the statute of limitations may not begin until the plaintiff discovers or notices the harm from a defective product, which may occur sometime after surgery.

If you or a loved one suffered transvaginal mesh injuries in New York, contact The Dunken Law Firm today to discuss your legal options for recovery and how our firm can help. Once we know the specifics of your claim, we can inform you of the types of compensation you could secure from a successful product liability claim in New York.