Hiring a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer
When serious complications arise from treatments intended to repair pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, it is wise to enlist the aid of a talented, knowledgeable transvaginal mesh lawyer. The unfortunate truth is that thousands of women have suffered painful, sometimes debilitating injuries as a result of their mesh implant procedures, many of which were likely preventable.
If you are among those who have been harmed by pelvic mesh, New York product liability attorneys at The Sanders Firm hope you will take advantage of our decades of experience fighting for the rights of the injured and working to secure maximum financial recovery.
Complications with transvaginal mesh
Dating back to the 1990s, women across the country have received mesh implants as a means to address stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), issues commonly arising after childbirth. Sadly, injuries and adverse events stemming from the use of these devices have become all too common.
Some of the more serious vaginal mesh complications include:
- Perforation of organs
- Mesh erosion
- Unusual vaginal bleeding
- Severe abdominal discomfort
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Urinary incontinence
- Return of pelvic organ prolapse
- Pain during intercourse
- Dangerous infections
In addition to the above complications, many patients who received transvaginal mesh implants have had to undergo dangerous, painful revision surgeries in attempts to correct the problems and address the internal damage that has occurred.
If you are among those who have suffered life-changing injuries as a result of a transvaginal mesh implantation, you owe it to yourself to consult with a reputable team of product liability attorneys in New York. The Sanders Firm is comprised of some of the most successful personal injury lawyers in the country, and we have built an impressive record of achieving sizable verdicts and settlements for clients who have been injured by dangerous and defective medical devices.
Transvaginal mesh litigation
Once the FDA began to warn consumers that complications arising from transvaginal mesh implants are not rare events and complaints about serious injuries in patients who had received the devices, lawsuits against the manufacturers of mesh products began to mount, including actions against:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon subsidiary
- American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific
- Cook Medical
To date, no less than 50,000 transvaginal vaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed nationwide, with many more still anticipated. Because of the high volume of litigation, several multidistrict litigations were established in order to consolidate federal cases, mitigate redundancy in the discovery process and streamline the entire process. Several sizable settlements have already been negotiated on behalf of individual plaintiffs, and talks are reportedly underway with several manufacturers with the ultimate intention of reaching large-scale resolutions.
To ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled for your transvaginal mesh injuries, it is essential that you align yourself with a proven team of NY product liability lawyers. It is important to have attorneys on your side who understand how to accurately analyze the facts of your case and identify the proper causes of action. Transvaginal mesh cases typically involve claims of fraud, negligence, failure to warn of known risks and strict products liability, and you must have legal representatives who are well-versed in how to effectively establish the required elements of each.
The Sanders Firm has spent over 46 years cultivating an unrivaled network of medical experts, economic loss analysts and support staff who all work together to build the strongest case possible on your behalf and prove your damages with precision. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to fighting for your right to financial recovery which may include payment for:
- Past, current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium for both the patient and spouse
Choosing the right transvaginal mesh lawyer
When the time comes to engage the services of a New York transvaginal mesh lawyer, there are several things to keep in mind. Make certain you identify attorneys who possess tangible, verifiable experience handling pelvic mesh litigation and who have a demonstrable history of success. Avoid lawyers who promise a particular outcome, but seek those who have achieved favorable outcomes for similarly situated clients.
Take care to select attorneys who are committed to open, honest communication and who are willing to answer questions and address your concerns at any step along the way. At The Sanders Firm, our legal team is dedicated to meeting and exceeding each of the above criteria and providing each client with the personalized service they deserve.
When representing injury victims in transvaginal mesh litigation, we pledge to offer:
- Candid analysis of the facts of each case
- Understandable, accessible explanations of all legal options
- Thorough investigation of all possible claims and causes of action
- Association with the finest medical, economic loss and professional malpractice experts
- Aggressive settlement negotiation
- Comprehensive, skilled trial advocacy, whenever necessary
New York product liability lawyers you can rely on
As one of the largest, most successful personal injury law firms in New York, The Sanders Firm has rightfully achieved its reputation for tireless advocacy on behalf of the injured throughout NYC and across Long Island. While our ability to obtain multi-million dollar settlements and impressive jury verdicts has facilitated significant expansion and growth for our firm, it has never distracted us from our central mission of service.
Because our attorneys enjoy effective, collaborative relationships with an array of experts, researchers and investigators, we have the resources necessary to maximize our clients’ chances of securing favorable outcomes and fair compensation. If you would like to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation for a potential transvaginal mesh lawsuit, call us day or night at 1-800-FAIR-PLAY.
- Bloomberg, Coloplast Said to Pay $16 to Settle Mesh Lawsuits, http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-04/coloplast-said-to-pay-16-million-to-settle-mesh-lawsuits.html
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA Health Notification: Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh in Repair of Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence, http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/safety/alertsandnotices/publichealthnotifications/ucm061976.htm
- Time, FDA Warns: 'Serious Complications' Arise From Vaginal Mesh Implants, http://healthland.time.com/2011/07/13/fda-warns-serious-complications-arise-from-vaginal-mesh-implants/