Wisconsin Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

If you are a Wisconsin resident suffering from transvaginal mesh complications, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your damages. Our office is currently reviewing cases throughout Wisconsin for legal claims related to injuries resulting from transvaginal mesh, such as:

  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • Green Bay
  • Appleton
  • Eau Claire

Contact our attorneys at The Dunken Law Firm today to discuss your case. We focus primarily on transvaginal mesh cases and have over 25 years of experience assisting victims of defective medical devices.

  • Our firm offers free case evaluations to help you determine your legal options and which parties are involved in your claim.
  • Our attorneys value open, honest communication and will answer all of your questions throughout the process.
  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. If we do not secure a settlement on your behalf, you will not pay any legal fees.

What Is Transvaginal Mesh?

Transvaginal mesh is a medical tool that surgeons use to provide additional muscle support when performing pelvic surgeries. This mesh can be synthetic or animal-based. Mesh made of animal tissue can dissolve naturally in the body, allowing for a safe healing process. Usually, the tissue comes from cows or pigs.

Synthetic transvaginal mesh, however, poses significant risks to women. This material is not dissolvable and will remain in the body as permanent reinforcement. The transvaginal mesh can cause additional issues and lifelong complications, often requiring additional surgery.

Transvaginal mesh is a surgical device with documented complications. Although the dangers of synthetic mesh is known and the Food and Drug Administration has taken steps to reduce their risk, many women continue to suffer from the side effects.

Surgeons use transvaginal mesh to treat two conditions:

  • Stress urinary incontinence, which occurs when an action causes a person to urinate involuntarily. Women who have had children usually suffer from this condition.
  • Pelvic organ prolapse, which happens when the vaginal muscles weaken and the pelvic organs slip out of place.

Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Synthetic transvaginal mesh can lead to severe pain and additional medical issues. Women who suffer from mesh injuries will need to seek additional treatment that could lead to further trauma. Complications of transvaginal mesh include:

  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Puncturing of the internal organs
  • Serious infection development
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Difficulty urinating

In addition, treatment for transvaginal mesh can lead to further injury and trauma, as there is a high incidence of revision surgery among patients, though corrective surgeries and other follow ups cannot undo existing damage.

  • Psychological damage, especially surrounding sexual intercourse
  • Weakened and damaged muscles and nerves
  • Vaginal scarring and shrinkage
  • Continued prolapses

How Do You File a Wisconsin Transvaginal Mesh Claim?

To file a transvaginal mesh claim in the state of Wisconsin, you will need to identify the manufacturer of your device. You can contact your doctor or have your attorney investigate on your behalf. The manufacturer will be the primary defendant in your case.

The following companies manufacture many of the devices used in hospitals:

  • Boston Scientific
  • CR Bard Inc.
  • American Medical Systems
  • Johnson & Johnson

You have between three to six years to file a product liability claim in a Wisconsin civil court. To prove that the product’s defect caused your injuries, you and your attorney will need to prove liability in one of three ways:

  • Breach of Warranty: violation of product warranty made by the manufacturer
  • Strict Liability in Tort: violation of a set of state-defined requirements, such as proof that the product defect was unreasonably dangerous and that the product was defective when sold
  • Common-Law Negligence: the manufacturer breaches standards for a safe product design, construction, and inspections

Your attorney can help you prove liability through a full-scale investigation into your injuries. You do not need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent in Wisconsin product liability cases, unlike other states.

In certain cases, you can file a claim against the surgeon or hospital responsible for the device implant. You can only do so if medical negligence or malpractice occurred. If your doctor was supposed to provide a standard of care, actively ignored that standard of care, and the breach caused your injuries, you may have a malpractice case. An attorney can help you determine if your case meets Wisconsin negligence requirements.

Do you need an attorney for your Wisconsin transvaginal mesh lawsuit? Contact our firm today to receive a free case evaluation and learn more about your legal pathways.