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While transvaginal mesh implants are intended to help treat pain, discomfort, and other symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence, thousands of women in the U.S. have allegedly suffered from serious and life-threatening complications such as infections, bleeding, painful intercourse, urinary difficulties, mesh erosion, and local organ damage and perforation as a result of having a transvaginal mesh implanted. Many of those women are seeking legal counsel after undergoing additional procedures to remove and replace the potentially defective devices.
Each state in the U.S. has a statute of limitations or a specific period of time in which potential plaintiffs must file lawsuits to ensure that they have the opportunity to seek compensation for their injuries. The statute of limitations varies from case-to-case and state-to-state, so it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to determine whether or not you still have time to file. Failure to file within the given time period may forever prevent you from recovering damages for your condition.
In April 2014, Johnson & Johnson and its Ethicon subsidiary were ordered to pay $1.2 million by a Texas jury. According to the plaintiff, she received a mesh sling to treat stress urinary incontinence, but the device allegedly eroded, causing severe damage and pain. Jurors in Dallas state court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, concluding that the TVT-O mesh sling was defective. The most recent Texas TVM lawsuit settlement is part of ongoing litigation surrounding several TVM devices and manufacturers, including C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, and Boston Scientific. Nearly 40,000 TVM lawsuits are currently pending in federal court in West Virginia as of May 2014.
Do You Have a Texas TVM Lawsuit?
Women in Texas who believe they have been injured due to a TVM implant are encouraged to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. The Attorney Group for Texas is currently offering free, no-obligation consultations to those who feel as though they may have a claim. We can help you to determine if you are eligible to recover damages for your condition and connect you with an affiliated Texas attorney who can work to help you seek the compensation to which you may be entitled.