Transvaginal Mesh Recall

Transvaginal Mesh Recall

Many of the thousands of women who have suffered serious injuries and complications from procedures intended to correct pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence are exploring their legal options and seeking information about whether a large-scale transvaginal mesh recall has been issued.

Widespread reports of severe harm stemming from mesh implants have resulted in the filing of thousands of lawsuits across the country, and the sheer volume of adverse event reports associated with such products has caught the attention of the media and regulators alike.

The product liability lawyers of The Sanders Firm understand the devastating nature of the damage transvaginal mesh devices have caused countless women, and we are committed to pursuing justice and fair compensation for the victims we represent.

History of transvaginal mesh complications

Upon their introduction to the market in the late 90s, transvaginal mesh devices were touted as a low-risk method of achieving relief from stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, conditions often developing in the aftermath of childbirth. However, within a few short years, thousands of women began to suffer serious, often life-altering complications, now believed to be linked to the mesh devices.

Some of the most common vaginal mesh injuries reported include:

  • Dangerous infections
  • Mesh erosion through to the vaginal tissue
  • Severe bleeding
  • Perforation of the organs
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Ongoing urinary problems

Many women injured as a result of their vaginal mesh implants were forced to undergo risky, painful revision surgeries requiring extended recovery periods and expense. It should come as no surprise that many victims of transvaginal mesh side effects and complications have since decided to seek compensation through the courts.

Attorneys at The Sanders Firm believe that every woman who has been injured by a defective medical device should have the opportunity to pursue justice, and we have built a lengthy track record of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients.

Current status of TVM litigation

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits continue to be filed at a rapid rate, with well over 50,000 already underway. In order to consolidate the litigation and create efficiencies in the discovery process for cases with similar fact patterns, seven multidistrict litigations (MDLs) have been established in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia in order to handle cases filed in federal court.

Lawsuits continue to be filed throughout the country in both state and federal courts, with no signs of slowing. In 2012, a California jury awarded $5.5 million to a plaintiff who suffered injuries caused by the Avaulta Plus device manufactured by C.R. Bard. March of 2013 saw an $11 million award in the first Ethicon mesh lawsuit to a patient who was harmed by implantation of a Gynecare Prolift device. C.R. Bard also lost the initial federal Avaulta mesh trial and was required to pay the plaintiff $2 million in compensation.

The Sanders Firm has represented the victims of defective medical devices for over 45 years and have the resources, experience and sophistication necessary for success.

Product liability lawyers you can count on

At The Sanders Firm, we understand the feelings of anger and mistrust that can result when a medical device causes serious harm. We also know that product liability cases of this type are often extremely complex matters that require a high level of sophistication and technical expertise. Throughout their careers, our attorneys have worked to establish and maintain an unrivaled network of medical experts, researchers, case investigators and support staff, all of whom play an important role in the service we provide. These resources, combined with our commitment to giving each client the personalized, compassionate attention they deserve, are what set us apart from our competitors.

If you have questions about a transvaginal mesh recall or have suffered harm as a result of an implantation procedure, you owe it to yourself and your family members to explore all of your legal options for filing a personal injury lawsuit. For a no-obligation, confidential consultation, contact us day or night at 1-888-743-1031.

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.