Con artists are attracted to the vulnerable; it is no surprise, therefore, that women who have been victimized by their transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices have recently been the targets of scams. Reports of potential cons are coming from women who have experienced transvaginal mesh problems. One woman contacted a law firm for representation regarding her transvaginal mesh problems and was soon contacted by a third party. This third party promised her hundreds of thousands of dollars within just a few days if she would drop her current lawyer. It is still unclear how this third party ever came to have her contact information or know of her predicament in the first place.
Identifying TVM Scams
The good news is that con jobs like this can be easily identifiable if a person knows what to look for. Here are some ways to guard yourself against becoming the target of a scam:
-Beware of any offer that seems too good to be true. A reputable legal professional will not guarantee success. It is simply not possible to make definitive guarantees in any kind of court case. A con artist may try to assure you a favorable outcome.
-Beware of any upfront fees or “shows of good faith.” Free consultations and no-cost evaluations are an industry standard. Many legal entities advertise that they do not require payment unless there is a favorable settlement. Anyone asking for money up front may disappear once they receive it.
-Always double check credentials. Proper legal credentials can be confirmed by making a quick phone call to their offices. Checking with the Better Business Bureau may also reveal scams.
Women with transvaginal mesh problems have enough concerns without needing to deal with these kinds of scams. The mesh can cause severe, long-lasting health problems for a women, including vaginal hemorrhaging, extreme pain, discomfort during intercourse, punctures or lacerations, mesh erosion, displacement, or melding with the soft tissues. Revision surgery may not be able to completely extract the mesh if it has melded into the soft tissue. Multiple surgeries may sometimes be required, adding to medical costs.
Transvaginal Mesh Problems
Transvaginal mesh was approved in 2000 for use in the United States. Mesh products have been used in medical applications for decades beforehand. It was thought that these products could provide a better solution for women who suffered from stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). The installation was thought to be minimally invasive and provide solid results.
Unfortunately, the product was expedited by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) through its 510 (k) clause. The 510 (k) clause allows a manufacturer to bypass clinical trials if it can demonstrate that its product is similar in design and function to a product already on the market. Lawsuits allege that TVM manufacturers released their products even though they knew some could potentially cause severe health problems for women.
Need Legal Assistance?
If you or a woman you loved has experienced transvaginal mesh problems, contact Attorney Group today. Attorney Group is currently providing free, no-obligation consultations to those who believe they have a claim. If you do, Attorney Group can connect with you an experienced, affiliated attorney for representation. There is help out there for women suffering because of their transvaginal mesh problems. Contact Attorney Group today.