North Dakota Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh injuries are prompting lawsuits against their manufacturers nationwide. The Dunken Law Firm is currently looking over and acquiring cases from victims across the country and in every city in North Dakota, including:

  • Fargo
  • Bismarck
  • Grand Forks
  • Minot
  • West Fargo

If you or a loved one is facing debilitating side effects after a surgery involving transvaginal mesh, speak to a lawyer at The Dunken Law Firm to find out your legal options. We have over 25 years of experience with defective medical device cases and can help you get the compensation you are owed. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Why The Dunken Law Firm is the Right Choice

  • Our firm ensures that every client receives the individualized attention that their case deserves.
  • We will work out hard, day in and day out, to get you the justice that you so rightfully deserve.
  • We understand that transvaginal mesh injuries can be financially stressful in addition to debilitating, which is why we offer our services on a contingency fee basis. No fees unless we win.

The Purpose of Transvaginal Mesh

Used as support or a sling to keep pelvic organs in place due to weakened muscles, transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is implanted in women undergoing surgery for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or pelvic organ prolapse (POP). SUI and POP are both disorders that affect the pelvic floor.

SUI occurs when urine leaks out due to sudden pressure on the bladder or urethra from physical activities. A POP diagnosis is the result of pelvic organs descending into or outside the vagina. Approximately a third of women will experience POP or a similar disorder in their lifetime. Both conditions are commonly caused by pregnancy and childbirth.

Although transvaginal mesh is widely used with the intention of being a permanent solution for POP or SUI, it has been the source of numerous painful and alarming complications. Treatment for complications typically consists of transvaginal mesh revision surgery and the removal of the device.

Why Transvaginal Mesh is Removed

Some of the reported serious complications that warrant a transvaginal mesh revision surgery or the device’s removal include:

  • Erosion: mesh erodes into the vaginal wall, bowels, bladder or urethra, and may cause a fistula (abnormal passage or hole made between two organs)
  • Perforation: puncture wound in the surrounding tissue and organs from eroded mesh.
  • Urethra obstruction
  • Contraction: mesh can contract and cause vaginal shortening, vaginal tightening, and severe vaginal pain.
  • Dyspareunia: pain may also be present during intercourse.
  • Extrusion: the mesh being forced out and into the vagina.
  • Nerve damage
  • Recurrent POP or SUI

Even after transvaginal mesh is removed, which can require multiple surgeries, women may still experience pain, injuries, and possibly permanent damage. In addition, the issue of POP or SUI may remain and need treatment by way of yet another surgical procedure that differs from transvaginal implantation.

Defective Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers

These four manufacturers are the major producers of serious side effect inducing transvaginal mesh devices:

  • Boston Scientific (Arise, Advantage, Lynx, Solyx, Obtryx)
  • C.R. Bard (Avaulta series, Faslata Allograft, Pelvitex, Pelvicol, Pelvisoft)
  • Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (Gynecare Prolift series, Gynecare TVT, Secur, Gynemesh PS, Ethicon TVT)
  • American Medical Systems (Sparc, Apogee, Elevate, Monarc, Perigee )

Call Today

Discuss your legal rights in a free consultation with a highly qualified transvaginal mesh attorney at The Dunken Law Firm. Contact us to schedule one today.