The number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits has now increased to more than 100,000 in the US. Women in the US who have had the procedure are continuing to have complications from these relatively new defective devices.
What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
TVM is an implant that has a net like appearance that is used to help the problem of pelvic organ prolapse or POP, as well as stress incontinence in females. After these medical devices were approved, catastrophic injuries have occurred in many women, and innumerable reports have shown that mesh failures were the cause of the injuries.
In the last eight years, the number of complications reported to the FDA from TVM has continuing to climb.
In 2008, the FDA released a public health notice that warned doctors and the general public about the number of serious health problems that have occurred with TVM. In 2011, FDA sent out a medical device recall for certain TVM products.
Product design and implantation issues have caused serious health complications, including:
- Severe pelvic pain
- Organ perforation
Some patients also have required several painful medical procedures to correct problems.
Federal TVM (vaginal mesh) lawsuits are in process in WV against some of the manufacturers of these medical devices. Some of the companies being sued include:
- Johnson & Johnson
- American Medical Systems
- CR Bard
- Boston Scientific
- Cook Medical
Some of our Virginia and West Virginia clients have in the past been injured by a medical device but were not sure who the manufacturer was. As medical device lawsuit and product liability attorneys, we know that there are many types of medical devices entering the market every year. It can be hard to know who made the medical device.
That is why it is a smart idea to speak to a medical device personal injury attorney who can obtain medical records, and research whether your symptoms or complications are caused by a defective medical device or not. In those records, there can be significant information about the medical device manufacturer, model number, and even the UPC sticker.