Transvaginal Mesh After Hysterectomy

Transvaginal Mesh After Hysterectomy

In an attempt to address chronic or debilitating pelvic problems, thousands of women have undergone medical treatments that have resulted in serious complications involving transvaginal mesh and hysterectomy procedures. Given the severe nature of harm many such patients have suffered, the role of a skilled product liability attorney is now more important than ever. Over 50,000 lawsuits pertaining to transvaginal mesh side effects have already been filed, with more expected to follow.

At The Sanders Firm, we possess a comprehensive understanding of the consequences defective medical devices can have on unsuspecting patients and their families. It is our mission to provide injury victims with the personalized service and zealous advocacy necessary to maximize their chances of recovery.





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Considering the high-stakes nature of dangerous medical device litigation and the army of defense attorneys to which major manufacturers have access, those harmed by transvaginal mesh implantation after a hysterectomy should never attempt to go it alone.

Obtaining the assistance of accomplished personal injury attorneys is an essential step in the process of securing the financial resources injured individuals need for their journey of recovery and healing.

The Sanders Firm is comprised of lawyers who are committed to fighting for your right to receive every possible dollar of compensation, which may include payment for current and future medical expenses, lost wages, emotional distress, pain and suffering and loss of marital relations. We undertake product liability cases on a contingency basis, meaning that if we are unable to secure a financial settlement or verdict on your behalf, you owe us nothing. To schedule a no-charge case assessment and an honest evaluation of your legal options, contact us at 1-800-FAIR-SANDERS.

Mesh complications following hysterectomy procedures

The use of vaginal mesh to address pelvic health issues has given rise to alarming rates of severe complications and adverse event reporting in the years since these devices were introduced. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety report in July of 2011 warning consumers of the possible side effects and risks of transvaginal mesh products.

Some of the more severe pelvic mesh complications include:

  • Chronic pain resulting from mesh shrinkage
  • Recurrent POP
  • Neuromuscular complications
  • Scarring
  • Organ perforation
  • Vaginal shortening
  • Painful intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

The FDA went on to state that procedures utilizing transvaginal mesh have not been shown to be more effective than traditional POP repair, and that mesh complications are not rare occurrences. Health regulators cautioned surgeons and patients to seek additional options before opting for mesh implantation. In 2012, the agency instructed manufacturers of pelvic mesh devices to conduct a new round of clinical trials to provide additional information about the potential risk of serious harm.

The product liability lawyers of The Sanders Firm do not take these developments lightly and believe they underscore the very real threat transvaginal mesh products have long posed to patients. Our seasoned team of medical consultants, industry experts and researchers will work together to assemble the evidence necessary to secure the compensation to which victims are entitled.

Status of transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Tens of thousands of lawsuits pertaining to transvaginal mesh injuries have been progressing through state and federal courts in recent years, with more expected in the coming months. Multidistrict ligitations (MDLs) have been established to consolidate factually similar cases and streamline the discovery process, with seven MDLs pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and one under the oversight of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia.

As key cases begin to reach the trial stage and settlement discussions take root, victims of serious surgical mesh complications will continue their pursuit of the compensation they deserve.

With our lengthy record of successful outcomes for injured clients and vast network of litigation resources, attorneys at The Sanders Firm are uniquely qualified to help women and their families navigate the complexities and challenges of doing battle with major medical device manufacturers.

At The Sanders Law Firm, Success Is A Tradition

Founded in 1967, The Sanders Law Firm has flourished into one of New York’s most successful personal injury practices, with an accomplished team of attorneys, paralegals, health care consultants, and support staff. Our trial attorneys take new cases on a contingency basis, which means there is no cost to the client unless we secure monetary damages on your behalf.

Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

At The Sanders Firm, there is never any charge to evaluate your case. We have helped thousands of injured clients throughout New York City, Long Island, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island, and we’re prepared to help you too. In just the last five years we have procured over $100 million dollars on behalf of our clients, thanks to our vast resources and experienced attorneys. Our personal injury law firm continues to make its industry-leading legal services even better, and hire attorneys and staff that enable us to serve a more diverse population.

To set up your free, no-obligation case review with a New York personal injury lawyer, please call (516) 591-3208 or contact us using our online form. Our friendly staff is standing by to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.



The Sanders Law Firm is a New York personal injury practice with offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn.