Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit

As someone who sought treatment for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, you likely never imagined that you would ever need to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. However, now that you have suffered severe complications from a procedure you had every right to believe was safe, The Sanders Firm stands prepared to help you pursue justice and receive due compensation.

Dating back to the firm’s founding in 1967, our product liability attorneys have devoted their careers to serving injury victims and their families, and that tradition continues to this day.

Troubling facts about TVM surgery

Many thousands of female patients have undergone procedures involving the implantation of transvaginal mesh as a means to treat urinary incontinence or address pelvic organ prolapse (POP), conditions that often develop as a result of childbirth.

Unfortunately, recent years have seen alarming reports of serious complications from such treatments, with health regulators warning that one in ten women will suffer pelvic mesh problems. The volume of incidents became so substantial that the FDA issued a public safety notice in late 2008 about vaginal mesh devices and in 2011, warned that complications from TVM products are not rare, and that alternative treatments may be preferable. In 2012, the FDA issued a requirement that manufacturers of the products conduct new clinical trials to assess the risk of serious complications.

The potential complications of transvaginal mesh surgery are quite severe and include:

  • Obstruction of the urinary tract
  • Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence
  • Painful intercourse
  • Infection and irritation
  • Bladder, bowel or urethra injury
  • Pelvic blood vessel damage
  • Erosion of the mesh itself

Patients who have suffered any or all of the above complications may be entitled to substantial compensation. However, in order to secure the financial recovery necessary to resume as normal a life as possible, it is essential to enlist the aid of skilled transvaginal mesh attorneys who have extensive experience with this type of litigation.

The Sanders firm has gained a reputation for successfully taking on manufacturers of defective medical devices, and offers the personalized service and sensitivity injury victims need most.


Current state of mesh litigation

No less than 30,000 lawsuits related to transvaginal mesh procedures are currently making their way through state and federal courts across the country, alleging serious problems with  products made by:

  • Boston Scientific
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Ethicon
  • American Medical Systems
  • Coloplast
  • C.R. Bard
  • Mentor
  • Neomedic

Several different multidistrict litigations (MDL) have been established in order to consolidate and efficiently manage similar federal claims, and seven of these are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

An additional MDL has been established in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, and scores of new vaginal mesh lawsuits are still expected to be filed. As litigation unfolds on both the state and federal level, The Sanders Firm is well-equipped to guide victims through what can be a complicated and intimidating process of seeking fair compensation.

Critical assistance for filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit

Among the largest and most successful personal injury firms, Sanders is known for its caring yet aggressive advocacy on behalf of those harmed by medical devices and harmful drugs. We understand that the prospect of standing up against a major pharmaceutical company or device manufacturer can be incredibly daunting, particularly in the aftermath of a devastating injury. Availing yourself of our decades of experience and wealth of litigation resources will free you to keep your focus where it needs to be – on your own healing and recovery.

As always, our attorneys undertake personal injury matters on a contingency basis, meaning that you bear no financial risk. We do not get paid unless you obtain a financial settlement or an award in a personal injury lawsuit. For a no-cost consultation and analysis of the merits of your case, contact us at 1-800-SANDERS.

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.

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