Mesh Lawsuits Reach Settlement
Along with the release of a recent FDA proposal and 2011 safety notice, more women are beginning to learn about the harmful effects associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. Women who received a transvaginal mesh implant were often under the impression that they would never again suffer from pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Unfortunately, thousands of women have allegedly suffered from mesh erosion, vaginal scarring and extreme pain. These injuries have led to a spike in the number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits being filed against companies like Endo International.
Endo International is one of the largest manufacturers of transvaginal mesh, and over 20,000 mesh lawsuits have already been field against it. The company has agreed to settle thousands of the claims for a total amount of approximately $830 million. Endo officials have publicly stated that the settlement will resolve a substantial portion of the lawsuits filed against the company.
What Is Transvaginal Mesh?
Transvaginal mesh, or TVM, is a small piece of typically synthetic mesh that is implanted into the vagina. The mesh is intended to provide support for the pelvic floor muscles. Women who require transvaginal mesh often have weakened pelvic floor muscles. The muscles may be weakened because of childbirth or obesity.
Complications Associated with Transvaginal Mesh
The FDA has warned that serious complications may be associated with the use of transvaginal mesh and recently proposed classifying the mesh as a “high-risk” medical device. If the mesh is reclassified as a “high-risk” device, it will need to go through an additional pre-market approval process.
Women who have received a transvaginal mesh implant may require a revision surgery. They may also suffer from injuries such as:
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Organ perforation
- Internal bleeding
- Vaginal discharge
- Vaginal shrinkage
- Need for multiple revision surgeries
- Anxiety and depression
Women who require multiple revision surgeries may likewise suffer from serious side effects. They may be unable to return to work or partake in daily activities that they once enjoyed. Women injured by this device should consider working with a Kentucky lawyer to be a part of the mesh lawsuits being filed against Endo International and other manufacturers. A Kentucky injury attorney can assist women in pursuing a legal claim.
Contact Attorney Group for Kentucky for Additional Information
Contact Attorney Group for Kentucky if you are interested in learning more about mesh lawsuits. You may be eligible to become part of mesh lawsuits and seek compensation. A Kentucky injury lawyer can review your case and determine whether you have a claim.
A physician can perform an evaluation to determine whether you are already suffering from mesh erosion, vaginal scarring and other harmful side effects that could be associated with the device. If you believe you have been injured from a TVM implant, contact Attorney Group for Kentucky. We can help answer your questions, and connect you with an affiliated attorney who can help you seek compensation for damages. Contact us today for your free consultation.