Tennessee Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Have you or a loved one experienced injuries related to transvaginal mesh? Hospitals use this medical device to treat injuries in a woman’s pelvis and the FDA has declared synthetic mesh devices dangerous to use. You may have a right to legal action if you experienced severe injuries from the implantation of this device. Our office is currently reviewing claims throughout all of Tennessee, including the cities of:

  • Nashville
  • Memphis
  • Knoxville
  • Chattanooga

If you need assistance with a transvaginal mesh lawsuit, our firm can help. Contact our office for a free consultation to discuss your legal claim. We have significant experience assisting clients with mesh lawsuits in Tennessee and throughout the country.

  • Our firm has over 25 years of experience pursuing compensatory damages for people injured by defective medical devices.
  • We ensure open and honest communication throughout each aspect of your case, from consultation to settlement.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we do not charge legal fees unless you receive a settlement.

What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a device that doctors insert into the vagina to provide extra support during certain medical procedures. Some mesh devices are made of animal tissue, while others are made of synthetic materials or a mix of animal and artificial materials.

Hospitals most often use transvaginal mesh for the following conditions:

  • Pelvic organ prolapse, or the weakening of the pelvic muscles that lead to the pelvic organs protruding from the vagina.
  • Stress urinary incontinence, which occurs when outside stress, such as sneezing or coughing, puts pressure on the bladder and causes involuntary urination.

During these procedures, surgeons insert transvaginal mesh into the vagina to reinforce weakened walls or to support the urethra. While animal tissue mesh dissolves naturally and poses little complications to patients, synthetic or graft meshes can pose significant risks.

Risks of Transvaginal Mesh

Women who experience transvaginal mesh complications may be unaware of the risks prior to surgery. Undissolved mesh and synthetic materials in the body can lead to significant, debilitating pain and additional medical complications.

  • Pelvic pain
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Puncturing of the internal organs
  • Infection
  • Mesh erosion
  • Pain while having sex
  • Bleeding

The Food and Drug Administration has published a warning against the use of these devices. Today, it is obvious that synthetic transvaginal mesh is a dangerous device and hospitals should not use it during surgical procedures.

Follow-Up Complications

In addition to complications during the initial surgery, treatment for transvaginal mesh can lead to long-lasting, irreparable damage. Corrective surgeries will not heal the initial damage in some cases, and revision surgeries are frequently required. Victims of transvaginal mesh may experience additional complications as well:

  • Vaginal scarring
  • Recurring prolapses
  • Nerve damage
  • Vaginal shrinkage
  • Emotional trauma

Transvaginal mesh procedures can impact the course of a woman’s life forever. If you have experienced injuries due to these medical devices, you may have options for legal action. You can file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturer of your device. If you believe negligence or malpractice occurred on the part of the doctor or hospital, you may be able pursue additional litigation.

Manufacturers of transvaginal mesh include Johnson & Johnson, AMS, Boston Scientific, and CR Bard Inc. If you do not know the manufacturer of the device, contact your doctor or an attorney to investigate on your behalf.

How to Pursue Legal Action for Transvaginal Mesh in Tennessee

Most victims file transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the manufacturer of the device. In cases where the doctor obviously breached his or her duty of care, the hospital may be a defendant as well. You have six years from the incident to file a product liability lawsuit in most cases.

Do you need assistance filing a lawsuit against a transvaginal mesh manufacturer? Our firm is here to help. Our attorneys have years of experience assisting women seeking compensatory damages for transvaginal mesh injuries. We will gladly represent and support you every step of the way – from consultation to settlement.

Contact us today to receive a free case evaluation for your Tennessee transvaginal mesh claim.