Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Center
Thousands of mesh lawsuits have been filed across the country by women who allegedly suffered horrific complications following implantation of pelvic mesh during urogynecological surgeries to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Numerous medical device makers, including American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit have been named in mesh implant lawsuits, and some trials have already concluded with multi-million dollar jury awards for plaintiffs.
Transvaginal mesh complications can severely impact a woman’s quality of life, even after surgery to remove the malfunctioning device has been performed. While financial compensation from a vaginal mesh lawsuit can’t make up for all that a victim has suffered, such funds can help to lessen the burden that results from additional medical bills and time off work due to injuries and treatment. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is already representing numerous women in transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and our attorneys and legal staff are available to discuss your legal options at no cost or obligation to you. To learn more about filing a surgical mesh lawsuit, please contact our Firm today.
Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Allegations
The litigation for mesh implant lawsuits has been building since July 2011, when the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that it had received an increasing number of adverse event reports associated with the use of such products. At the time, the FDA warned that there was no evidence to indicate that treating pelvic prolapse with transvaginal mesh is “more effective than traditional non-mesh repair in all patients,” and might even expose patients to a greater risk of complications.
Mesh lawsuits involving transvaginal mesh devices allege these products were defectively manufactured and inadequately tested. Plaintiffs further allege that transvaginal mesh implant manufacturers failed to provide adequate warnings about their dangers. Women who have filed surgical mesh lawsuits are seeking compensation for numerous damages, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future physical disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past and Future mental anguish
- Loss of earnings and earning capacity
Some of the complications alleged in these mesh lawsuits include:
- Mesh erosion through vaginal tissue
- Organ perforation,
- Intense and chronic pain
- Pain during sexual intercourse
Because so many transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed in courts around the country, many cases have been consolidated in mass tort proceedings. Federal claims involving products manufactured by American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, C.R. Bard and Ethicon have all been consolidated in multidistrict litigations in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. In New Jersey state court, vaginal mesh lawsuits involving Ethicon and C.R. Bard devices have also been consolidated in two single litigations now underway in Atlantic County Superior Court.
Mesh Lawsuit Verdicts
As of April 2013, several mesh lawsuit trials had resulted in significant jury awards for plaintiffs. In July 2012, C.R. Bard was found to be partly responsible for injuries a California woman suffered following surgery to correct pelvic organ prolapse, and was ordered to pay $3.6 million of the total $5.5 million in damages awarded to the woman and her husband. In March 2013, a New Jersey Superior Court jury awarded over $11 million in compensatory and punitive damages to a woman who had filed an Ethicon vaginal mesh lawsuit. One of Bernstein Liebhard LLP’s partner attorneys was a member of the trial team on that case.
Their work with mesh implant lawsuit plaintiffs has allowed the attorneys of Bernstein Liebhard LLP to develop a real understanding of these injuries and their ramifications for victim’s lives. If you or a woman in your life was harmed by transvaginal mesh, we can help. Please arrange for your free and no obligation mesh lawsuit evaluation by calling today.
Since 1993, our lawyers have recovered more than $3 billion on behalf of injured victims, including patients harmed by defective drugs and medical devices. Should you choose Bernstein Liebhard LLP to represent you in your lawsuit, you will have a highly experienced team of attorneys, paralegals and investigators on your side, all committed to protecting your legal rights and working to ensure your physical, emotional and financial recovery.