An Alabama woman has filed a lawsuit against Ethicon, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, claiming that her transvaginal mesh device was defective and that the company failed to disclose the risks of transvaginal mesh complications. Transvaginal mesh (TVM) lawsuits with similar allegations have been filed in Alabama and other states, seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.
If you or a loved one received a transvaginal mesh implant and suffered complications, contact Attorney Group for Alabama to learn more. We can answer your questions, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated TVM lawsuit attorney who can file an Alabama transvaginal mesh lawsuit on your behalf and help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. State laws limit the amount of time you have to pursue a claim, so contact us today.
More Than 60,000 Lawsuits in Transvaginal Mesh MDL
Due to reported transvaginal mesh complications, many women have needed multiple revision procedures. More than 60,000 lawsuits have been filed against seven medical device manufacturers in the MDL in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. Manufacturers with pending transvaginal mesh lawsuits include Ethicon, American Medical Systems, Neomedic, Cook Medical, Coloplast, C.R. Bard, and Boston Scientific.
The Alabama woman filed her lawsuit in the West Virginia federal court, joining the transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigation (MDL). She received the mesh implant in 2012, and according to her allegations, she suffered severe complications following her procedure. Symptoms of vaginal mesh failure include bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, pelvic pain, abdominal pain and urinary incontinence.
Transvaginal mesh devices are used to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. The surgical procedure is intended to strengthen the patient’s organs to prevent them from dropping into her pelvis, but many women have reported severe transvaginal mesh complications. If a mesh device fails, it may erode through the vaginal wall or perforate nearby organs within the weeks or months after the surgical procedure. The complications can hinder any number of activities, including walking, sitting, and sexual intercourse.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one suffered transvaginal mesh complications including erosion, uterine perforation, infections or other injuries, contact Attorney Group for Alabama for more information. We offer free, no-obligation consultations, and if you have a case, we can connect you with an affiliated TVM lawsuit attorney. The time to pursue a claim is limited, so contact us today.