Numerous “big-pharma” companies marketed various transvaginal mesh products to tens of thousands of women and their physicians claiming that it would be a “quick fix” for pelvic organ prolapse, stress incontinence, and other related medical issues. In theory, a simple piece of mesh would be implanted into the woman’s body to support the pelvic organs. Now, these same women who had hoped for an answer to health concerns are being adversely affected by serious complications and problems associated with the mesh. These complications are both painful, and very difficult to fix.
These complications include infections, tissue erosion, organ perforation, and migration and/or erosions of the mesh itself. As of mid-2014 thousands and thousands of lawsuits had been filed against the various manufacturers of the mesh alleging serious injuries due to the use of the products. Often the only solution is the removal of the mesh, which can be a very complicated procedure, especially when the rate of erosion is high. Some physicians have compared the procedure to “trying to cut gum out of hair”, and often multiple surgeries are necessary. Even then, some mesh may remain in the patient’s body.
Presently, multi-district litigation against several of the manufacturers of the various mesh products is proceeding in West Virginia. Strong Law Offices presently represents several women who have suffered serious injuries due to the implantation of the mesh into their bodies. If you or a loved one is the recipient of a transvaginal mesh product, you should not delay in seeking legal counsel to assist you in investigating your potential claims of injury due to these dangerous products.