The Dunken Law Firm attorneys are now accepting cases in Pennsylvania for transvaginal mesh injuries. Clients from all areas of Pennsylvania can rely on The Dunken Law Firm for legal representation in all product liability claims involving transvaginal mesh, including:
Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys about your options for legal recourse after transvaginal mesh injuries.
In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an FDA Safety Communication regarding transvaginal mesh and the risk of injury from corrective surgeries using these devices. Since then, the FDA has identified more than 30 manufacturers that have produced potentially dangerous surgical mesh. Today, only three transvaginal mesh products for pelvic organ prolapse correction remain on the market, but, unfortunately, the surgical community has largely ignored the FDA’s warnings. In February of 2019, the FDA advisory committee will reconvene to discuss new findings and issue clarification concerning the risks and benefits of transvaginal mesh devices.
Women who have undergone corrective surgeries using surgical mesh for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse have reported a wide range of negative effects.
The occurrence of adverse effects from stress urinary incontinence corrective surgery is much lower than the chance of negative effects from pelvic organ prolapse correction, but significant risks exist with both procedures. Adverse symptoms like organ perforation and mesh erosion very often require transvaginal mesh revision surgeries that entail additional risks.
Ultimately, transvaginal mesh injuries significantly impact quality of life and can leave lasting damage. Vaginal scarring and other negative symptoms can potentially cause complications that last for years or even cause permanent damage. Surgical removal of damaged or eroded mesh also usually leads to further reconstructive surgery in the future.
Some of the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh include American Medical Systems, Johnson & Johnson, and Boston Scientific. Product manufacturers have a legal obligation to market their products accurately and prevent injuries to consumers through normal, intended use of their products. Transvaginal mesh injuries can occur from the mesh itself or the associated surgical procedures. Anyone injured by transvaginal mesh may have grounds for a product liability claim in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania allows a two-year statute of limitations on product liability claims. This means a woman who suffered transvaginal mesh injuries has two years starting on the date an injury from a defective product occurred to take legal action for her damages. However, Pennsylvania acknowledges the discovery rule for cases involving fraudulent concealment. If a party attempted to hide the defect, the statute of limitations does not begin until the date a reasonable person would have noticed the defect.
In a product liability claim, the plaintiff’s attorney must prove that the device in question is defective and the defect caused the plaintiff’s damages. If you or a loved one suffered any type of transvaginal mesh injury, contact The Dunken Law Firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys. We can review the details of your claim and let you know your chances of success with a lawsuit.