You’d think that eventually medical product companies would learn not to market and sell poorly designed and irresponsibly tested equipment, but you’d be wrong. The makers of transvaginal mesh are just one of the latest manufacturers to add itself themselves to the list of medical-related lawsuits.
What’s the Lawsuit About?
Patients of transvaginal mesh are alleging that the manufacturers provided false and misleading information about the safety and effectiveness of the mesh. Many victims have suffered permanent and debilitating injuries due to the mesh. But it doesn’t just stop there. Other counts in mesh lawsuits include
- Failing to conduct appropriate and sound research and testing to identify risks of mesh for female pelvic disorder treatments.
- Failing to establish consistently safe means for mesh removal.
- Neglecting to warn customers of potential injury and risks.
- Purposefully misrepresenting the safety and effectiveness of transvaginal mesh to the FDA, large medical community, and patients.
What Has Happened to Patients With Mesh?
Many patients experienced their transvaginal mesh eroding through the vaginal walls just weeks after surgery. This impacts regular activities like sitting, walking, and sexual intercourse. The physical and emotional harm that is caused from such a painful and uncontrollable process negatively impacts work abilities and relationships. If that weren’t enough, patients with bad mesh end up needing multiple surgeries to fix not only the original problem but the dangerous issues caused by the mesh.
What’s Going on Currently?
The manufacturers of transvaginal mesh- seven in total- are now facing tens of thousands of federal and state lawsuits. Most patients are suing for medical expenses, loss of wages, quality of life losses, and pain and suffering. In fact, a Delaware jury recently determined that Boston Scientific owed $100 million to the injured patients in that lawsuit. If you are a victim of transvaginal mesh complications, don’t wait any longer to contact an attorney to help you sue for the suffering you’ve experienced.