When manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson subsidiaries and Boston Scientific released Transvaginal Mesh (TVM) onto the market, TVM was billed as a better alternative to traditional treatments for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Both POP and SUI were caused by a weakening of muscles in the pelvic region and were traditionally corrected through a surgical procedure designed to strengthen the muscles. With TVM, however, a surgical mesh or bladder sling can be used to hold the bladder, uterus, urethra or other pelvic organs in their proper place and the treatment was supposed to be much simpler and easier.
Unfortunately, numerous complications arose. In fact, between January of 2008 and December of 2010, the Food and Drug Administration received 1,503 complaints of adverse TVM side effects from patients who had suffered from POP and 1,371 complaints from women who had suffered from SUI who were treated with TVM. These complaints were in addition to the more than one thousand adverse reports of side effects from before 2008.
With so many people experiencing complications, the FDA issued multiple warnings on the dangers of transvaginal mesh products. Tens of thousands of Americans also began to file civil lawsuits against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman in Boston has represented clients suffering from TVM complications who wish to file suit and understand the ongoing complexities involved in transvaginal mesh litigation across the country. If you or a loved one is experiencing problems as a result of transvaginal mesh, give us a call today to learn how we can help.Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are being filled by thousands of Americans throughout the United States because the consequences of TVM side effects are severe. The complications can include severe pain, infection, pelvic organ prolapse recurrences and a host of other serious medical problems that significantly interfere with quality of life. Manufacturers can and must be held responsible when they release medical devices that cause these types of consequences.
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits allow an injured victim to obtain compensation for both economic losses and for non-economic losses. The compensation can include payment of all medical bills that are made necessary as a result of the TVM. Typically, women who experience complications must have the mesh removed which can take three, four or more surgical procedures by a skilled physician. These surgical procedures involve excising tissue around the mesh that has become fused with the fine threads of the mesh products. The surgeries are painful and costly due to the complexity involved.
In addition to payment of medical bills and costs, manufacturers can also be held accountable for other losses including lost income if work is missed; pain and suffering damages and emotional distress damages. Some transvaginal mesh lawsuits are also wrongful death claims brought on behalf of those who died as a result of infections or other complications arising from the mesh. Wrongful death damages in these lawsuits include compensation for loss of companionship.Getting Legal Help
Thousands of women have filed transvaginal mesh lawsuits already to get what they deserve from the 31+ manufacturers who irresponsibly released a dangerous product into the marketplace. These manufacturers must be accountable and if you or a loved one has been injured, you must be made whole.
To learn more about how to stand up for your rights or for help in filing your own transvaginal mesh lawsuit, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today. Our experienced Boston transvaginal mesh lawyers will evaluate your case for free to determine if you have a potential claim based on transvaginal mesh.
To schedule your free consultation and learn more about how we can help you, get in touch with us today at (617) 367-2900 or contact us online.Transvaginal Mesh Attorney – (617) 367-2900 – Free Consultation