Transvaginal mesh is a treatment option for women who suffer from stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Today, thousands of women suffer physical and emotional trauma as well as financial and mental distress due to the poor testing and design of the transvaginal mesh medical devices. The complications often cause more damage to the patient than the ailment it was implanted to treat. The emotional and physical harm affects womens’ relationships, careers and daily activities.
Experts argue that the transvaginal mesh can cause complications such as chronic vaginal damage; lower back pain; erosion of the vaginal tissue; urinary problems; perforations of the blood vessels, bladder and bowel; vaginal scarring; painful sexual intercourse and recurrence of urinary incontinence. Pharmaceutical litigation attorneys have ascertained that the manufacturers failed to advise physicians on the risks associated with the mesh product, including serious risk of harm due to retraction and contraction of the mesh often resulting in surgical intervention. Transvaginal mesh implants have a high rate of failure and the medical devices rarely work as intended. Examples of transvaginal mesh include Tyco IVS, Mentor ObTape, Pelvilace, Pelvicol, MiniArc Single-Incision Sling and Bard Avaulta.
Many women that have undergone transvaginal mesh surgeries have filed medical device lawsuits against the manufacturers, and the cases are consolidated into a multidistrict litigation waiting in the U.S District Courts for determination. Salim-Beasley has led the charge in successfully negotiating settlements for thousands of women injured by transvaginal mesh products, specifically products manufactured by Coloplast, Boston Scientific, Ethicon, Bard and AMS. Both Mr. Robert Salim and Mrs. Lisa Causey-Streete serve as settlement counsel in the transvaginal mesh litigation and are at the forefront of actions against these manufacturers. If you or a loved one have experienced complications as a result of a transvaginal mesh implant, contact an attorney at Salim-Beasley to discuss the legal options available for you.