Injury Lawyers in West Virginia
If you believe you have suffered health damages due to a transvaginal mesh
implant, you may have grounds for a
product liability lawsuit. Fitzsimmons Law Firm PLLC has more than 30 years of experience
in handling these types of claims and lawsuits in West Virginia. Our trial
lawyers are highly-respected in their field, with recognition by Super
Lawyers and as one of the Top 75 plaintiff attorneys in the country. A
West Virginia injury attorney at the firm can assess your case and help
you take legal action for rightful compensation.
Transvaginal mesh products, also known as surgical mesh implants and bladder
slings, were devised in attempt to treat the collapse of the pelvic organs,
known as pelvic organ prolapses (POP) and stress urinary incontinence.
These implants, however, have been linked to serious complications and
now more than 40,000 lawsuits have been filed against their manufacturers.
Many of these lawsuits have been consolidated in a Multidistrict Litigation
(MDL) in West Virginia.
Complications Arising from Transvaginal Mesh Implants
Vaginal mesh products have been found to erode through body tissue and
walls, sometimes to the point of exposure. This erosion has resulted in
pain, bleeding, infection, nerve damage, scarring, and other medical problems.
If the mesh erodes too far, it can perforate other organs, causing further
damage. These painful and destructive conditions then require corrective
surgery to remove the surgical mesh and repair damaged organs. Revision
surgery of this kind is especially troublesome with mesh products as they
were designed to remain in the body as permanent solution with tissues
growing into and around the mesh. In some cases, women have required multiple
surgeries to fix the problem.
Lawsuits Against Surgical Mesh Manufacturers
As a result of the many reported complications associated with these products,
the FDA updated its warnings in 2011 to state that serious complications
were not rare. This was a change from its original stance. Since then
thousands of women have filed lawsuits against various transvaginal mesh
manufacturers, claiming that they suffered injuries.
Many of these lawsuits have been filed in federal court in Charleston,
West Virginia. Many manufacturers are involved, some of whom have already
paid millions in damages to injured women in earlier cases. Our firm is
standing by to assist you. We can review your potential claim to determine
its validity and take legal action on your behalf in any transvaginal
mesh injury case if warranted.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced West Virginia personal
injury attorneys today.