Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

Transvaginal mesh (TVM) has often been used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), but unfortunately implanting the device can cause POP to recur or get worse.

If you are suffering this transvaginal mesh complication, product liability lawyers at The Sanders Firm can help.  We encourage you to contact us for a no-obligation and completely confidential discussion of your situation and the legal options it presents.

Lawsuits charging transvaginal mesh side effects 

As of April 2014, over 55,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits had been filed by women seeking compensation for their injuries.  Up to half a million transvaginal mesh implantations have been performed every year since the mid-1990s.  Given the many injuries that have resulted from these surgeries to date, we anticipate that thousands more women will suffer serious complications in the future.

At The Sanders Firm, we have dedicated our working lives to representing victims of defective medical devices and dangerous drugs. We consult expert medical practitioners to assess the nature and extent of each woman’s injuries, and provide guidance about future treatments.  We also work closely with skilled investigators, who gather and evaluate all the financial and medical records needed to support a victim’s damages claim.

We have more than four decades of experience helping victims recover for their pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, emotional damages, and lost earnings, among other losses.

Transvaginal mesh lawyers you can count on

The Sanders Firm personal injury attorneys have over 46 years of experience representing individuals who were harmed through the negligence of others.  You can rely on us to do everything necessary to secure the compensation you are due.  And we never charge a fee unless you recover for your injuries.  For a free initial case evaluation with a member of our legal team, please call us today at 1-800-FAIR-PLAY.

FDA warns about mesh complications

In 2008, the FDA issued a Public Health Notification and Additional Patient Information noting that it had received over 1,000 reports of serious adverse events from doctors and patients regarding mesh products between 2005 and 2007.  The FDA concluded that using mesh for transvaginal repair of POP was “an area of continuing serious concern.”

Between 2008 and 2010 the FDA received 2,827 reports of serious adverse events connected with transvaginal mesh – nearly three times the number received in the preceding three-year period.  In response, in 2011 the FDA formally reviewed the scientific studies regarding transvaginal mesh use and side effects.  The agency assessed 110 studies involving 11,785 women and concluded that “[m]esh-associated complications are not rare.”  Instead, the FDA noted that “approximately 10 percent of women undergoing transvaginal POP repair with mesh experienced mesh erosion within 12 months of surgery.”

Litigation over TVM injuries


Many transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been centralized for pretrial processing before Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in federal court in West Virginia.  To date, seven multidistrict litigations (MDLs) are pending in that court.  In addition, a number of TVM lawsuits have been filed in state courts around the country.

Thus far, several plaintiffs have been compensated for their transvaginal mesh complications and injuries.  A California jury in 2012 awarded $5.5 million to a woman who was forced to undergo eight surgeries and nine additional medical procedures in order to treat her complications.

In 2013, Ethicon was ordered to pay $11.1 million to a New Jersey woman who required 18 mesh revision and repair surgeries.  The jury awarded $7.76 million in punitive damages based on the company’s “wanton and willful disregard” of the patient.  The plaintiff also recovered $3.35 million in compensation for her medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost income.


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.