Medical Devices - Transvaginal Mesh
Transvaginal Mesh/ Medical Device Defect Attorney in Columbus Ohio and Columbus Metro Area
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit: The transvaginal mesh is a medical device designed to provide treatment for women suffering pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and/or stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Also known as bladder sling, these are medical products meant to help women reinforce their pelvic region to fix or prevent POP and/or SUI. Because of the poorly designed and tested transvaginal mesh products, thousands of women suffered physical injuries and emotional and financial distress. Many of these women are winning legal compensation because of the harm that has been caused to them and their families.
Complications and Side Effects of Transvaginal Mesh: Manufacturers such as the American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson and such sell these products that are implanted along the vaginal wall during surgery.
However, the rate of women having serious side effects brought by the implant is increasing. More and more patients in recent months are questioning its safety. There are more than 49,000 federal lawsuits against seven mesh manufacturers filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia under Chief Judge Joseph R. Goodwin. Even the FDA has issued a warning regarding its potential dangers.
If you have a history of transvaginal mesh implant procedure and you are experiencing any of the following: infections, inflammations, dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse), irritation on your partner’s organ during sexual intercourse or your other organs like urinary bladder, bowel and uterus are affected by the mesh, don’t wait for the problem to get worse.
Even without these symptoms, if you feel there is recurrent POP and SUI or there is something that you know you are not supposed to feel in the area of your implant – it is important that you visit a gynecologist to look into and assess the status of your implant. This would help determine if the transvaginal mesh has caused you injuries and would prevent further injuries that could even lead to death.
Compensation for Mesh Injuries: There are options for women who have been injured by the complications of Transvaginal Mesh, also called Pelvic Surgical Mesh. Thousands of individual or class-action lawsuits have already been before the courts. This is something that must be considered carefully. Therefore, it is very important that you seek the help of an experienced medical device (transvaginal mesh) defect attorney. Oliver Law Office empathizes with you and all the women that are suffering the side effects of this procedure.
Compensation can cover:
- Medical Expenses including the cost of additional surgeries
- Loss of wages or income
- Loss of the ability to have sexual relations
- Loss in your quality of life
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering
There have been many women who have chosen to hold manufacturers of Transvaginal Mesh accountable through the use of the legal process. Millions have already been paid to settle these cases that were filed by women injured through this mesh. American Medical Systems has agreed to pay 54.5 million to settle an undisclosed number of cases. Coloplast will pay $16 Million to settle another 400 cases. There have also been many women who have received jury awards, including Christine Scott: $5.5 Million, Linda Gross: $11.11 Million and Donna Cisson: $2 Million.
How Can We Help? As your advocate and a recognized medical device defect (transvaginal mesh implant) attorney in Columbus Ohio and Columbus Area, Jami S. Oliver will study and prepare your case. Having more than 20 years’ experience with all kinds of difficult litigation, and having earned the recognition as one of the leading and preeminent attorneys in the Columbus area, Jami S. Oliver will aim for the fairest compensatory damage for pain and sufferings and medical expenses. With the same zeal, she aims for the maximum punitive damages that you deserve.
If you ready to have Oliver Law Office fight for your best interest, call 614-220-9100 to schedule a consultation.