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According to the FDA, the agency received more than 1,000 adverse event reports alleging complications due to transvaginal mesh between 2005 and 2007, and 1,800 more between 2008 and 2011. Complications reported by patients include infections, pain and bleeding, mesh erosion, pain during intercourse, urination difficulties, organ perforation and erosion of the mesh. Additionally, a recent study found that 10 percent of women fitted with a TVM implant experienced mesh erosion within one year after the implantation surgery.
The law limits the time in which potential plaintiffs have to file a lawsuit against the manufacturer. Failure to do so within the legal time period will likely prevent you from recovering damages for your condition in the future. While the statute of limitations ranges from one to six years, with Louisiana transvaginal mesh lawsuits, women have one year from the date on which the injury occurred, so it is important to act quickly as soon as you feel you have a TVM lawsuit.
More than 40,000 TVM lawsuit claims are pending from those who have allegedly experienced adverse side effects as a result of products designed, manufactured and marketed by Ethicon, American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific. Most of these TVM lawsuits have been consolidated into a multidistrict litigation in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In March 2013, a plaintiff received an $11 million settlement from Ethicon while AMS recently settled claims for more than $50 million.
Do You Have a TVM Lawsuit?
Do you believe that you have a TVM lawsuit and would like to learn more about your legal rights in Louisiana? Contact Attorney Group for Louisiana today for a free case evaluation and possibly be connected to an affiliated attorney who can help you seek damages to which you may be entitled.