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