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.