As you may already know, transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a surgical mesh product that came into common use in the late 2000s in an effort to treat a variety of female health issues. It was most often used for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and for the treatment of stress urinary incontinence (SUI). TVM was broadly marketed by several different manufacturers and used throughout the world.
Unfortunately, it later became evident that these implants were posing serious health threats to women who had undergone these types of surgeries. Along with severe pain and discomfort, many women who have experienced the harmful side effects of TVM have required additional surgeries to fix the problem, resulting in a significant financial burden on them and their families.
Some of the more common risks associated with TVM are:
- Urinary complications
- Erosion of the mesh implants, often requiring additional surgeries
- Chronic abdominal pain
Judge Joseph Goodwin is the presiding judge for more than 70,000 mesh implant cases from different jurisdictions within the United States. As of September 2014, upwards of 76,000 TVM cases had been filed. To-date, only one TVM manufacturer, American Medical Systems (AMS), has resolved the majority of its claims. AMS settled the majority of about 20,000 claims for more than one billion dollars.
If you have received a transvaginal mesh implant and are experiencing any of the harmful side effects mentioned above, we can help you. For nearly 30 years, Roberts and Roberts attorneys have worked to hold manufacturers accountable for their products. The product liability lawyers at Roberts and Roberts have the expertise, skills, and staff to get you the compensation you deserve. The call costs you nothing... it could mean everything.