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Transvaginal mesh implants are designed to help combat the symptoms associated with stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse that typically occur during menopause or following repeated pregnancies or childbirths. While thousands of women have been fitted with these devices and reported little or no complications, a recent study found 10 percent of women who had received a TVM device suffered from mesh erosion within one year after being implanted with the device.
As a result, patients throughout the U.S. are filing lawsuits against TVM manufacturers if they sustained injuries or complications due to the devices. It is important to note that in the state of Mississippi, a TVM lawsuit must be filed within three years of the date on which the injury occurred. Failure to do so may prevent potential plaintiffs from seeking compensation for damages.
A Mississippi woman filed a TVM lawsuit in New York in April 2013 claiming that she sustained injuries due to two transvaginal mesh implants. The TVM lawsuit will be part of a multidistrict litigation (MDL) currently pending in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. More than 40,000 TVM lawsuits have been filed throughout the U.S., many of which have been consolidated into this MDL. Common allegations include claims of bleeding, pain, infection, organ perforation, pain during intercourse and urinary problems.
Contact Attorney Group for Mississippi if you feel you have a claim. We can provide you with a free consultation and connect you with an affiliated attorney in Mississippi who can help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled. Depending on the injuries sustained, you may be eligible to recover damages for lost wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering.