Pelvic mesh, also known as transvaginal mesh or TVM, is a type of surgical mesh that has been used for decades in urogynecologic procedures. Unfortunately, the use of this type of surgical mesh has given rise to numerous well-publicized pelvic mesh lawsuits across the country, alleging that various types of this surgical mesh are defective and have caused severe injuries to patients, leading to extensive revision surgeries. This prompted the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to essentially ban the nationwide sale and use of this surgical mesh in recent years.
Do you have complications? Have you had to have revision surgery? You may be entitled to compensation. Speak with our transvaginal mesh, TVM, pelvic mesh lawsuit attorneys today to be sure.
How Do I Know If I Have a TVM Lawsuit Case?
By way of some background, studies show that over 10% of women in the United States will require surgery for conditions known as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) by their 80th birthday, with about a third of those needing additional surgery for symptom recurrences. There are many different types of surgeries for these conditions, such as retropubic, transobturator, anterior repair, vaginal vault suspension, and posterior repair. These surgical procedures can be laparoscopic, vaginal, or abdominal, and can involve transvaginal mesh, transabdominal mesh, and mesh slings.
These surgical procedures frequently use surgical mesh, which can be biologic or synthetic. Biologic mesh is usually made out of human cadaver, porcine (pig) or bovine (cow) tissue. Biologic meshes are not encompassed within the large, nationwide litigations and settlements. Synthetic mesh is usually made out of manmade fibers (like polypropylene), and can be non-absorbable or absorbable. Non-absorbable meshes are not encompassed within the large, nationwide litigations and settlements. The surgical meshes (pelvic mesh, transvaginal mesh or TVM) that are encompassed within the large, nationwide litigations and pelvic mesh settlements are synthetic, non-absorbable meshes.
The surgical meshes (pelvic mesh, transvaginal mesh or TVM) that are encompassed within the large, nationwide litigations and vaginal mesh settlements are made by manufacturers including: American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, C.R. Bard, and Johnson & Johnson/Ethicon.
The types of injuries alleged in these large, nationwide TVM lawsuits and settlements include:
- pelvic pain
- scarring or adhesion
- uncontrollable bleeding
- organ perforation
- mesh erosion
- dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse)
- infection or sepsis
Have you been impacted by the ongoing large, nationwide litigations and settlements? You may be entitled to compensation. Speak with our transvaginal mesh, TVM, pelvic mesh lawyers today so that you can know your rights.
Contact A Pelvic Mesh, Transvaginal Mesh, TVM Attorney To Assess Your Claim
The Stark & Stark law firm is not like many of the marketing companies you have seen on television. Established in 1933, we are a firm of over 100 attorneys in offices throughout New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including experienced trial attorneys that you can meet and talk to about your case.
We have been involved in these vaginal mesh lawsuits from virtually the very beginning. For example, one of our firm’s surgical mesh clients was chosen for a bellwether trial, leading to a jury award of $20 million – though this is obviously well above the average TVM settlement amounts in these cases and not a guarantee of future success.
Stark & Stark vaginal mesh lawyers are committed to holding drug and medical device manufacturers liable when their products improperly endanger the public. Our pelvic mesh, transvaginal mesh, TVM attorneys are experienced in class action, mass tort and multidistrict litigation cases and in negotiating with medical device and pharmaceutical pelvic mesh settlement representatives. If you or a member of your family has suffered injuries from surgical mesh, you may be entitled to compensation via litigation and/or settlement.
Please contact us to speak with a pelvic mesh lawyer, free of charge, who can help assess any claims that you may have and to help you to understand the lawsuit for vaginal mesh settlement process. We specialize in pelvic mesh, transvaginal mesh, TVM settlements, allow an experienced Stark & Stark vaginal mesh attorney help you today.