Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Statute of Limitations Is Running Out in Some States
COLUMBIA, SC– The Strom Law Firm, LLC is currently litigating cases where recipients of transvaginal mesh (pelvic mesh) have suffered from serious complications and personal injuries. The FDA reports that over 4,000 people have reported injuries after having transvaginal mesh placed inside their bodies from 2005 to 2010.
After July 2013, many personal injury and transvaginal mesh lawyers may no longer be able to accept transvaginal mesh injury cases. If you feel you have suffered injury after having transvaginal mesh implanted in your body, contact an attorney today to discuss the potential merits of your claim.
Currently, there are six multidistrict litigations (MDLs) against various transvaginal mesh manufacturers. The first bellwether case against Johnson & Johnson® / Ethicon, Inc. ® ended in favor of the plaintiff, who was awarded more than $7 million for personal injury due to her transvaginal mesh implant.
If you have a transvaginal mesh implant, and have suffered the painful, debilitating side effects associated with the device in the last three years, contact us today for help.
History of Transvaginal Mesh Problems
Transvaginal mesh is a sling device used to help prevent pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The device is supposed to require minimally invasive surgery, and will hold internal organs in place to prevent pressure on the bladder and uterus, among other organs. However, the device has instead caused serious complications and painful side effects for many women who have had the transvaginal mesh device implanted.
According to the FDA, the popularity of transvaginal mesh devices with surgeons has increased fivefold since 2008. During that time, the FDA received a massive influx of complaints from women who had had the device implanted.
Side effects from the defective transvaginal mesh implants include:
- chronic pain,
- infection or vaginal drainage,
- vaginal bleeding,
- erosion or extrusion,
- contraction or shrinkage of the mesh,
- painful sex,
- hardening of the mesh,
- recurrence of SUI or POP, or
- fistula formation.
The mesh can erode into surrounding organs and tissue, causing infection, bleeding, and extreme pain. This also makes the defective device difficult to remove, and many women have suffered ongoing pain from repeated and unsuccessful removal surgeries.
The Strom Law Firm Can Help with Your Transvaginal Mesh Case
If you or a loved one have had surgical mesh implanted to repair prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, and have since suffered harmful side effects in the last three years, including pain, organ perforation, bleeding, and infection, you may be entitled to compensation. The personal injury attorneys at the Strom Law Firm collectively have over 50 years experience with courts, and can help get you with your transvaginal mesh personal injury litigation. We also offer free, confidential consultations to discuss the facts of your case. Contact us today at 1.888.490.2847. If you prefer to speak to a female attorney, we will be glad to accommodate you.
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