South Carolina Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The experienced product liability attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm are evaluating and accepting cases related to transvaginal mesh injuries all over South Carolina, including in these cities:

  • Columbia
  • Charleston
  • North Charleston
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Rock Hill
  • Greenville

You may be entitled to compensation if you are facing serious complications after having transvaginal mesh surgically implanted. Contact The Dunken Law Firm today and have your claim assessed by a skilled transvaginal mesh lawyer.

Why Hire Us

  • Advocating for transvaginal mesh victims is our firm’s top priority.
  • We have provided high-quality legal services to clients injured by defective medical devices for more than 25 years.
  • Transvaginal mesh lawsuits can be lengthy and complex, we will fight tirelessly for you until we achieve favorable results.

What is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical device that is used to treat dysfunctions with the pelvic floor, such as women suffering from:

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP): muscles and tissues are weakened or stretched and unable to support pelvic organs, such as the uterus, bowel, and bladder. The vaginal wall is where the mesh is implanted in order to prevent pelvic organs from dropping into and protruding out of the vagina.

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): the unintentional leakage of urine when stress is put on the bladder by physical movement or activities, such as exercise, coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Mesh is used as a sling to support and elevate the urethra or the bladder neck.

Devastating Effects of Transvaginal Mesh

These devastating side effects, typically occurring one or more months following surgery, have prompted transvaginal mesh lawsuits:

  • Urinary tract infections
  • Mesh erosion or extrusion: the device erodes the vaginal wall affecting the tissue and nearby organs
  • Organ perforation: the eroded mesh can create puncture wounds in the vaginal tissue and pelvic organs
  • Fistula: unnatural passageways made between organs
  • Mesh contraction
  • Mesh hardening
  • Nerve damage
  • Dyspareunia: Pain during intercourse
  • Pelvic or vaginal pain
  • Post-surgical infection
  • Recurring incontinence or prolapse
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Urinary blockage

Many of these side effects are treated with transvaginal mesh revision surgery to either repair the damage, adjust the mesh, or completely remove the device. Removal can take multiple procedures, as erosion and tissue growth around the device can make it very complex. Additional surgeries can mean months of pain and recovery time for patients along with the risk of more complications emerging.

What are the Legal Options for Victims of Transvaginal Mesh?

Lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh can take a long time to reach a settlement or verdict. In an effort to save money and time, transvaginal mesh injury victims have the ability to pursue compensation from the manufacturer by having their lawyer file a motion to join an existing Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) case.

MDL cases are intended to efficiently process thousands of different cases that share common issues, by consolidating them and completing the pretrial proceedings and the discovery portion in federal court. This saves time since there will not be a duplication of evidence against the same defendant being heard in hundreds or thousands of individual cases. If the cases are not settled while in federal court then each individual claim will be sent back to their original courthouse for trial.

Contact Us

Pursuing compensation from a manufacturer for your injuries can be daunting and time-consuming task. Choosing the right attorney to advocate for you is critical. Our transvaginal mesh lawyers at The Dunken Law Firm have decades of experience with these types of cases. Call us to discuss your case so we may take away your legal stress.