Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) Implant Lawsuit
If you had a transvaginal mesh (TVM) implant, also known as a pelvic mesh implant or bladder sling, and are suffering from painful, serious side effects after one or more revision surgeries, you are not alone. Complications involving transvaginal mesh devices have been reported in tens of thousands of women in relation to nine different transvaginal mesh manufacturers.
Defective Transvaginal Mesh Implants
In July of 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication that read that, “serious complications associated with surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP are not rare.” Furthermore, the FDA listed the following adverse reactions associated with transvaginal mesh implants:
- Mesh erosion through the vagina;
- Pain during sexual intercourse;
- Organ perforations;
- Urinary problems;
- Neuro-muscular problems;
- Vaginal scarring/shrinkage;
- Emotional problems; and
- Recurrent prolapse.
These problems often warranted hospitalization and surgery, and also led to diminished quality of life for affected victims.
Who is responsible?
There are multiple pharmaceutical and medical device companies that manufacturer transvaginal mesh materials that are defective and dangerous. Some companies that have faced litigation include:
- C.R. Bard;
- Boston Scientific; and
- Johnson & Johnson.
If a surgical mistake was the cause of the transvaginal mesh failure/complications, then the surgeon—or hospital where the surgery took place—may also be held partially liable for damages.
What can you do?
Women who have been harmed by a transvaginal mesh implant have the right to pursue legal action against the at-fault party. Contact our team of lawyers at McEldrew Young Purtell Merritt immediately for a free case consultation.