Oklahoma Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The Dunken Law Firm is actively reviewing and accepting cases on behalf of women injured by transvaginal mesh all throughout Oklahoma, including in the following cities:

  • Oklahoma City
  • Tulsa
  • Norman
  • Broken Arrow
  • Lawton
  • Edmond

If you have had surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and are now suffering from side effects that are severe, speak to a lawyer at The Dunken Law Firm. You may have grounds for a lawsuit, contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Why Hire Us?

  • We are skilled litigators with more than 25 years of experience handling cases involving defective medical device injuries.
  • Our firm is passionate about helping victims of transvaginal mesh and their families seek justice for the wrongdoings they have suffered.
  • We make it a priority to be responsive. When we need to reach us, we will make ourselves available.

FDA Warns Against Transvaginal Mesh

Since 1996, the FDA has approved dozens of applications from manufacturers to sell surgical mesh devices that treat pelvic floor dysfunctions, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). These devices were cleared for sale without having undergone clinical trials due to there being similar mesh devices already approved and on the market.

Transvaginal mesh is a medical device that is implanted into women whose pelvic floor muscles or organs are in need of support due to stretching, weakening, or damage. Specifically, for POP repair, the mesh is placed in the vaginal wall to keep organs from descending into the vagina. Whereas, for SUI, the mesh is placed at the bladder neck or urethra and used as a sling to prevent the unintentional loss of urine. The majority of mesh products are manufactured using synthetic (man-made) materials or animal tissue.

Since its clearance, the FDA has received thousands of reports of serious complications from women with transvaginal synthetic mesh implants and over one hundred thousand lawsuits have been filed due to injuries. Two public health communications were released over 10 years ago, identifying the growing concerns and complications. In 2016, the FDA reclassified transvaginal mesh marketed for POP repair as a class III (high-risk) device from a class II (moderate-risk). They also ordered that manufacturers must complete and submit clinical studies within 30 months, proving their devices currently on the market are safe and effective. Manufacturers of any new mesh devices will have to submit studies and gain approval before marketing them.

Reported Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh

These side effects of transvaginal mesh surgery are serious causes for concern:

  • Mesh erosion: The mesh breaks down, eroding the vaginal wall and possibly causing pieces of the device to break away.
  • Organ perforation: Due to erosion, the edges of the mesh may become sharp and puncture the vagina or nearby organs.
  • Pelvic pain
  • Severe bleeding
  • Infection
  • Painful urination
  • Vaginal scarring or shrinkage
  • Dyspareunia: Pain during or after intercourse
  • Reoccurring of newly occurring POP or SUI

Women will often need transvaginal mesh revision surgery to repair the damage. Some complications may require the device’s removal, which if erosion has occurred, can take multiple procedures to completely take out the device and its pieces. Tissue can grow in around the device, making surgery complex and time consuming.

The Dunken Law Firm Can Help

In addition to being physically debilitating, transvaginal mesh injuries can take a financial toll. One of our experienced transvaginal mesh lawyers will build a strong case for you against the mesh device’s manufacturer in order to obtain repayment for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, loss of quality of life, and more. The following manufacturers are the main producers of transvaginal mesh and may be liable:

  • Boston Scientific
  • American Medical Systems (AMS)
  • Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson
  • C.R. Bard

Contact Us

Discuss your legal options with a qualified transvaginal mesh attorney. Call to schedule a free consultation today.