Published on January 21, 2016

Bladder Mesh Litigation? Check This Out

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Bladder sling devices were created to correct Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). Thousands of complaints and lawsuits have been filed and countless studies and reports have been done that draw attention to the complications that have been discovered since mesh implants have come into widespread use. Two common side effects are organ perforation and erosion.

Many women have sought compensation for the physical suffering and emotional toll that they must endure resulting from these side effects. The complications are not easily treated since they require multiple surgeries, sometimes as many as five or more surgeries in order to correct the damage that was done, and that’s assuming it can be fixed at all. Some unfortunate women have experienced such terrible side effects that any sort of corrective surgery at all would be life-threatening or even deadly and is therefore out of the question and thus, they must suffer with this worsening condition for the rest of their lives.

Many of the manufacturers that make mesh implants, who have consistently denied any liability are now faced with tens of millions of dollars worth of individual and class action lawsuits. Of the tens of thousands of women that have filed lawsuits in both state and federal courts so far, some have settled while others have gone to trial, been decided by a jury and have received favorable verdicts – one verdict so far has been $100 million!

By mid-2014, almost 50,000 women had filed litigation against the various vaginal mesh manufacturers because of severe injuries resulting from their products.

Historically speaking, bladder sling litigation can typically take between 2 and 5 years to settle, sometimes more. Many women have experienced moderate to severe financial trouble during this time as many are often unable to work during or after getting revision surgeries wherein they attempt to remove or modify the mesh.

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