Utah Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The transvaginal mesh lawyers at The Dunken Law Firm are taking on cases involving women injured by mesh implantation in these cities and the entire state of Utah:

  • Salt Lake City
  • West Valley City
  • Provo
  • West Jordan
  • Sandy
  • Orem
  • Ogden
  • St. George
  • Layton
  • South Jordan

Why Our Firm

  • We are responsive and will make sure that you are always informed on where your case stands so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
  • Our transvaginal mesh attorneys have the experience of over 25 years as well as the resources to successfully litigate your claim.
  • No matter how long your case takes, we will stand by you every step of the way. We are committed to obtaining the justice you and your family are warranted.

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Transvaginal Mesh: Overview and Side Effects

Transvaginal mesh is a net-like medical device that is manufactured from synthetic materials or animal tissue and is used to stabilize weakened pelvic muscles and the bladder. It is implanted as part of a surgical repair to correct pelvic organ prolapse (POP), keeping pelvic organs from dropping into the vagina. It is also used to correct stress urinary incontinence (SUI), by fastening the mesh to the bladder neck or urethra in order to prevent unintentional urine loss.

Manufacturers mostly produce mesh products from polypropylene, a non-absorbable material, which have been connected to these side effects:

  • Vaginal mesh erosion: This is the most common complication following transvaginal mesh surgery. The mesh can break down or wear away over time and part of the mesh may become exposed or protrude through the vagina.
  • Vaginal mesh contraction: Shortening or tightening of the mesh over time can cause vaginal shortening, tightening, or pain
  • Dyspareunia: Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Bleeding
  • Organ Perforation: the device can pierce through organs or tissue if edges have become sharp due to erosion.
  • Infection
  • Vaginal scarring
  • Return of POP or SUI
  • Newly diagnosed POP or SUI
  • Emotional trauma

Unfortunately, additional surgeries are typically the only remedy for many of these side effects. When the mesh has to be removed due to erosion, even the most skilled surgeon can encounter issues doing so, since tissue grows throughout the device. Patients will face more pain and an even longer recovery time.

Manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh

These major manufacturers are involved in litigation as a result of the serious side effects that their products have caused thousands of women to suffer from:

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

How Our Lawyers Can Help

Our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers have extensive experience with defective medical device cases. We can help you pursue A claim against the manufacturer of the mesh product used in your surgical procedure. Available monetary damages include:

  • Medical bills/expenses (present and future)
  • Lost income (present and future)
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Punitive damages meant to punish defendant (when applicable)

Utah operates as a comparative fault state, meaning if you are found to have contributed to your injury, your award can be reduced by the percentage you are deemed to be at fault. If you are considered to be 50% at fault or more then you are barred from recovering damages. By hiring one of our attorneys to advocate for you, you will be protected from the manufacturer’s attempts to place liability on you, optimizing your chances of receiving the compensation you are owed.

Contact The Dunken Law Firm

We offer free and confidential consultations. Call and have your claim evaluated by a transvaginal mesh attorney today.