Over 500 Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Settled
In August 2014, C.R. Bard settled 500 cases filed against it alleging complications with the Bard Avaulta transvaginal mesh. The settlement still leaves approximately 12,000 C.R. Bard cases open, and several of these are slated to go to trial by early 2015.
Other companies that have settled some of their transvaginal mesh lawsuit cases include AMS, which has settled most of its 18,000 outstanding cases, and Coloplast, which settled 400 cases in March of 2014 and is currently working to settle its remaining 1500.
At this time, no Kansas cases have gone to trial or been settled, but there are many women in Kansas who have received transvaginal mesh, and could face problems in the future. If you live in Kansas and have experienced medical problems or had to undergo removal surgery after receiving TVM, consider contacting Attorney Group for Kansas to discuss your options.
What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh is a product used to treat two conditions in women: stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, and pelvic organ prolapse, or POP. On July 13, 2011, the FDA released an update warning patients that serious complications including scarring, erosion of the mesh into the vaginal wall, pain, and relapse were “not rare.” This sparked a series of lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh.
Dr. Chris Walker, who studied obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Kansas Medical Center and is a transvaginal mesh specialist, states that the two biggest problems he sees with the mesh are pain and sexual dysfunction. He states that the most effective treatment is to remove the mesh. This is a tricky surgery, because the mesh was never intended to come out once it was placed.
Is a Transvaginal Mesh Causing You Problems?
Many Kansas women have been treated for SUI or POP with transvaginal mesh and have encountered problems like the ones described by the FDA. At Attorney Group for Kansas, we are here to help. We can answer your questions and help you determine if you have a case for a transvaginal mesh lawsuit. If you do, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney. All of these services are available at no cost to you. With more manufacturers showing a willingness to settle the cases against them, the time to act is now. Contact Attorney Group for Kansas and let us help you decide on your next step.