Have You Suffered Pain From Mesh Erosion, Perforation?

Types of Claims

  • Negligence
  • Strict Liability
  • Defective Design
  • Defective Manufacturing
  • Failure to Warn

Types of Damages

  • Medical Expenses
  • Future Medical Care
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Emotional Distress
  • Punitive Damages

The first transvaginal mesh bellwether trial decided by a jury produced a $2 million verdict for a Georgia woman who claimed that a Bard Avaulta device damaged her organs.

What Are Transvaginal Mesh Products?

Thousands of women across the country suffer from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of synthetic surgical mesh to repair SUI in 1996 and for treatment of POP in 2002. The surgical process involves permanently implanting the synthetic mesh to reinforce the weakened vaginal wall or to support the urethra or bladder neck.

What Complications are Associated with Transvaginal Mesh?

Although transvaginal mesh became widely used several years ago for treatment of SUI and POP, it also quickly became the subject of thousands of complaints to the FDA.

In July 2011, the FDA issued a warning stating that serious complications associated with transvaginal mesh included: Erosion, exposure, extrusion or protrusion of mesh through the wall of the vagina Infection Bleeding Organ perforation Urinary problems Pain during sexual intercourse (or dyspareunia).

According to the FDA, complications involving transvaginal mesh products used for POP repair were "not rare." The FDA also concluded that using surgical mesh for transvaginal repair of POP was no more effective than traditional methods.

Have Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Already Been Filed?

In recent years, thousands of defective transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in state and federal courts across the country. Currently, lawsuits filed in federal courts against six transvaginal mesh manufacturers have been consolidated and centralized in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.

These "pelvic repair system products liability" multidistrict litigation cases (MDLs) involve: C.R. Bard, Inc. (MDL No. 2187) American Medical Systems, Inc. (MDL No. 2325) Boston Scientific Corp. (MDL No. 2326) Ethicon (MDL No. 2327) Coloplast Corp. (MDL No. 2387) Cook Medical, Inc. (MDL No. 2440)

The first transvaginal mesh bellwether trial decided by a jury in West Virginia ended in a $2 million verdict for a Georgia woman who claimed that a Bard Avaulta device harmed her.

Is It Too Late to File a Defective Transvaginal Mesh Claim?

If you have suffered mesh erosion, organ perforation or other health problems after being implanted with transvaginal mesh for treatment of POP or SUI, you can still take action to protect your legal rights. However, it's important to act without delay.

Contact the skilled, experienced and highly dedicated legal team of Millar & Mixon, LLC. We provide free and confidential consultations and do not charge for our services unless you recover damages.

We can examine the facts of your case and discuss your potential for recovering compensation for any medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress you have experienced.

For More Information

FDA Safety Communication
Bard Loses $2 Million Verdict in Vaginal-Mesh Implant Trial, Washington Post