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Transvaginal Mesh

Transvaginal Mesh: One of the Most Dangerous Products on the Market

“Extirpation of vaginal mesh is akin to taking a hammer and chisel and trying to remove the rebar from a sidewalk, while leaving the cement otherwise intact and not damaging the water mains and power lines below. It is difficult, if not impossible, to remove all the mesh and do it safely.”

Dr. Tom Margolis

Bladder Mesh is now deemed ineffective and dangerous by the FDA.

Prior to warnings, mesh was never tested as a vaginal product. It was rapidly rolled out on a national scale, and used on thousands of women who quickly became victims of product deficiencies. Courts have ruled that mesh manufacturers mislead patients and doctors about the safety and effectiveness of their products, and actively avoid dealing with the legal ramifications of their irresponsible actions.

Hundreds of thousands of women have spoken up to receive financial compensation.

Transvaginal Mesh Manufacturers Continue to Sell Defective Products

Physicians began using transvaginal Mesh to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in 1997. Unfortunately, mesh was never tested for safety as a vaginal product. After thousands of women have suffered injury, it’s clear that transvaginal mesh is unsafe. Despite FDA recalls as early as 1999, manufacturers continued to produce and widely distribute product variations. Select manufacturers are now issuing billions of dollars in settlements to those affected.

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Transvaginal Mesh: Everything you need to know!

Transvaginal Mesh: Everything you need to know

What is transvaginal mesh? Watch this video to find out about the disabling effects of TVM on women, transvaginal mesh lawsuits, and what went wrong.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits & Settlement Landscape

The first major settlement for transvaginal mesh injuries was in 2012 and new cases continue to surface. The average settlement amount varies from case to case. A lawyer will work with you to understand what kind of settlement you can expect.

The best candidates for substantial settlements are women who have experienced one or more of the following:

• Corrective surgery in the past few years
• Permanent disability due to mesh
• Experience erosion, mesh exposure, or treatment to decrease pain

Johnson & Johnson Pays $120 Million In First Mesh Settlement

In January of 2016, Johnson & Johnson paid $120 million to settle a few thousand lawsuits filed by women injured by the brand’s transvaginal mesh product. At the time of the verdict J&J faced an additional 42,400 cases.

Boston Scientific Ordered to Pay $73 Million To Woman With Mesh Device

In September 2012, Boston Scientific was ordered by a Texas jury to pay plaintiff Martha Salazar for negligence. The plaintiff suffers permanent nerve damage and constant pelvic pain.

Transvaginal Mesh Glossary of Key Terms

Transvaginal Mesh

Synthetic mesh device that looks like a window screen. The plastic device is cut by an OBGYN and put into the vagina. The device was never tested on a vagina before being mass sold to doctors. In numerous cases, the procedure causes life-altering consequences such as erosion and organ perforation.

Bladder Mesh

Synthetic net-like device used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI).

Bladder Sling

Used to treat SUI and POP in women. The sling is like a hammock around the bladder to keep organs in place. The sling is made of strips of bladder mesh known to cause life-altering pain and suffering, further surgeries, and hospitalizations.

Corrective Surgery

Corrective surgery may include a replacement bladder mesh or sling, or removing the mesh completely—if possible. Woman may need several surgeries for removal, with no guarantees that the mesh can be completely removed.

Mesh Erosion

When the mesh device moves through the wall of the vagina and often punctures surrounding organs.

Mesh Kits

Pre-packaged transvaginal mesh kits with tools and instructions sent out in large volumes to help any OB/GYN implant the device.

Mesh Removal

There are a handful of urogynecologists in the country capable of removing mesh. Top urogynecologist testified to the FDA that mesh is, “difficult, if not impossible, to remove all the mesh and do it safely.”

Prolapse

When a woman’s pelvic muscles weaken causing the bladder, rectum and uterus to drop into the vagina.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Leakage of urine during everyday activities that put pressure on the bladder like coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising.

Synthetic Mesh

Majority of mesh devices are made of a synthetic plastic called Polypropylene that is known to cause organ perforation.

Health & Wellness Resources for Transvaginal Mesh

What is a Mass Tort Lawsuit?

Mass tort lawsuits differ from more common class action lawsuits. Find out what makes mass tort lawsuits unique, how they help you & get examples!

Transvaginal Mesh Failure

Transvaginal mesh (TVM) failure can occur out of nowhere, but that does negate the pain & embarrassment it causes. Get facts on the number of affected women!

GET YOUR FREE TRANSVAGINAL MESH CASE REVIEW TODAY

You were not informed of the potential injuries from transvaginal mesh and therefore did not have the opportunity to make an informed choice about your healthcare. Periscope Group provides the resources you need to get on a path to financial settlement to cover your recovery costs. There is life after transvaginal mesh. We can help you get there.

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Periscope Group is not owned by or operated on behalf of any attorney or law firm. We are not affiliated with any drug or medical device companies. We do not host advertisements nor do we accept advertising requests. We are here to help YOU, the consumer, become better educated and supported. You pay absolutely nothing for our help. It’s as simple as that.

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