Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) can happen to any woman. However, several factors can increase a woman’s risk of developing these conditions, including repeated childbirths or pregnancies or being of menopausal age. Both conditions are characterized by a weakened pelvic floor that allows the woman’s organs to protrude into or out of her vagina. In order to treat these conditions, women may decide to have a transvaginal mesh (TVM) device inserted to help to support the pelvic floor and keep organs in place.
Women throughout the U.S. have begun to file lawsuits against several manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices for allegedly designing and producing defective products. While the implantation surgery itself is not known to be dangerous, the mesh devices are the subject of pending lawsuits throughout the U.S. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today to find out if you are eligible to file a Colorado transvaginal mesh lawsuit and seek compensation for your injuries.
Transvaginal Mesh Complications
Corrosion of the mesh, or the loss of its shape, is one of the most commonly alleged complications of transvaginal mesh. Patients have also reportedly experienced uterine perforation caused by the mesh’s sharp edges, and others have allegedly suffered from further injuries to the rectum, vagina and bladder. Urinary complications, pain during intercourse, bleeding, and infections have also been reported.
Plaintiffs Seek Compensation for Alleged Injuries
According to the lawsuits pending against transvaginal mesh manufacturers, several plaintiffs allege that the mesh eroded into their vaginal walls as the uterine tissues grew around the devices. As a result, the transvaginal mesh could be difficult, if not nearly impossible, to remove, requiring one or more surgical procedures to correct this complication. Many women are actively seeking compensation to help them recover these unexpected medical costs, and others may consider filing a Colorado transvaginal mesh lawsuit if they have been in the same or similar situation.
According to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, several manufacturers have been named in lawsuits for producing allegedly defective transvaginal mesh products. The following is a list of these manufacturers, as well as the number of claims that are currently pending against them:
- Ethicon: 17,000
- American Medical Systems: 17,000
- Boston Scientific: 10,000
- Cook Medical: 184
- Coloplast: 1,300
- C.R. Bard: 7,700
American Medical Systems came to an $830 million agreement in May 2014 to settle 20,000 transvaginal mesh lawsuits that had been filed against the company. Plaintiffs accused the manufacturer of producing a device that caused them to suffer from uterine perforations, infections, and increased pain. While lawsuits against other manufacturers continue throughout the U.S., you may still be entitled to file your own Colorado transvaginal mesh lawsuit to recover damages for your condition.
Eligible to File a Colorado Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit?
If you or a loved one was fitted with a transvaginal mesh device and suffered from complications, Attorney Group for Colorado can provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation to help you determine if you have a case. If you do, you may be eligible to file a Colorado transvaginal mesh lawsuit. Attorney Group for Colorado can help answer your questions and connect you with one of our affiliated lawyers who can file a Colorado transvaginal mesh lawsuit on your behalf and assist you in recovering the damages to which you may be entitled. Contact Attorney Group for Colorado today for more information.