Increasing numbers of transvaginal mesh (TVM) injury lawsuits are being filed every day against manufacturers such as C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary, Ethicon. Defendants in the latest TVM lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, include both Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems.
Woman Alleges MiniArc Sling & Pinnacle Pelvic Kits Are Defective – And Dangerous
According to a recent report in Newsday, the plaintiff in the latest TVM injury lawsuit claims that American Medical Product’s MiniArc Sling and Boston Scientific’s Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kits are defective and dangerous and that the companies failed to warn her about defects known to them for years. She was implanted with both over the past five years and has suffered serious transvaginal mesh side effects as a result – some of which may be permanent. Her lawsuit seeks damages for pain and suffering, emotional distress, economic loss and punitive damages.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of women are implanted with transvaginal mesh, a medical device that is surgically implanted in women to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI), conditions that both are typically occur after pregnancy and childbirth. However, more and more women are alleging that they are experiencing transvaginal mesh side effects, such as:
- Mesh erosion
- Severe pelvic pain
- Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia) or the inability to engage in sexual intercourse
- Organ perforation
- Urinary problems
- Recurrent prolapse
- Neuro-muscular problems
- Vaginal scarring and deformation
Although all of the above are physical injuries, it’s the emotional issues surrounding those injuries that many women allege are the hardest to deal with – especially since they were never warned that the devices were unsafe.
TVM Manufacturers Must Be Held Accountable
Manufacturers of transvaginal mesh medical devices – or any defective or dangerous product – must be held accountable for the injuries sustained from the use of that device. If you’ve been injured from a TVM medical device, contact The Driscoll Firm, LLC, to discuss your situation and determine if you might be entitled to compensation so that you can make an informed decision about whether taking legal action makes sense for you and your family.