Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

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Women who’ve experienced pelvic organ prolapse know the discomfort, pain and even embarrassment this condition can cause. stethoscope

So when transvaginal meshes were introduced to correct the problem, it’s not surprising that thousands of women agreed to have them implanted. Now, serious safety concerns have been raised about the use of these devices.

In 2008, the FDA first warned consumers about serious complications associated with the placement of transvaginal mesh. In 2011, the government updated its warnings to say these complications are not rare and may include mesh shrinkage or erosion of the device through the tissue of the vagina.

Some women say they were misled about the dangers of transvaginal mesh.

As of February 2015, more than 70,000 lawsuits had been filed against seven companies. Already, some businesses have begun settling claims.

  • Coloplast A/S has settled many of the 2,000 lawsuits filed against it.
  • American Medical Systems has set aside $1.6 billion to resolve 20,000 lawsuits.
  • Boston Scientific is spending $119 million to settle 2,970 cases.

If you have a transvaginal mesh and experience pelvic pain or painful sexual intercourse, a transvaginal mesh injury lawyer can help you evaluate your options. You may be eligible for legal compensation.

 

 

Sources:

Boston Scientific reaches first transvaginal mesh settlement, Susan Kelly, Reuters, April 28, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/bostonscientific-litigation-idUSL1N0XP1O720150428

U.S. judge urges settlement in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, Jessica Dye, Reuters, February 15, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/bostonscientific-litigation-idUSL1N0XP1O720150428

UPDATE on Serious Complications Associated with Transvaginal Placement of Surgical Mesh for Pelvic Organ Prolapse, FDA, July 13, 2011 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/28/bostonscientific-litigation-idUSL1N0XP1O720150428


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