Transvaginal Mesh Claims Face New Developments
New information has emerged in the ongoing litigation against the manufacturers of what is commonly known as Transvaginal Mesh (TVM). A report filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in July 2014 reveals that one of the companies that supplied products to the manufacturers of TVM intends to set aside $180 million in funds during the next few months for the purpose of paying Transvaginal Mesh claims. Experts believe they are expecting to cover Transvaginal Mesh claims against C.R. Bard, manufacturer of the Avaulta brand Transvaginal Mesh.
Avaulta is one brand of Transvaginal Mesh among many others such as Uretex, Advantage Sling System, Lynx, and Transvaginal Mesh sold under the Obtryx & Prefyx names that have been linked to serious adverse side effects. Many women are treated with mesh products to repair pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Patients who have been treated with TVM products have reported intense pain, infections, bloating, pain during sexual intercourse, bladder perforation, and incontinence as well as emotional problems
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) first warned of the problems with transvaginal mesh in 2008 and followed that with a stronger warning in 2010. Although Transvaginal Mesh claims continue to rise, the number of mesh procedures performed in 2010 was approximately 100,000. ”There are clear risks associated with the transvaginal placement of mesh to treat POP,” said William Maisel, M.D., M.P.H., deputy director and chief scientist of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health. “The FDA is asking surgeons to carefully consider all other treatment options and to make sure that their patients are fully informed of potential complications from surgical mesh. Mesh is a permanent implant — complete removal may not be possible and may not result in complete resolution of complications.”
Some Transvaginal Mesh claims have already been settled out of court. According to a Transvaginal mesh attorney involved in the litigation: “It’s good news that vaginal mesh lawsuits are being settled out of court more often. It demonstrates that even though the mesh maker does not admit to wrongdoing, they are stepping up to bat to rectify the damage they have caused to millions of women”.
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Women experiencing mesh protrusion, punctured bladder and bowel vessels, and other mesh complications such as mesh erosion, pelvic or abdominal pain, and painful intercourse, due to vaginal mesh products may be eligible for compensation. If you or a loved one has been treated with a Transvaginal mesh product and suffered serious injury as a result, contact Attorney Group today to discuss your options. We can help answer your questions and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you seek compensation.