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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
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:
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.