Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Settlement Loans
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
The US Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing thousands of complaints involving transvaginal mesh. Under this pressure and increased scrutiny, Ethicon, Inc., a unit of Johnson & Johnson and the manufacturer of several widely-used mesh products including the Gynecare TVT Secur System and Gynecare Prolift Pelvic Floor Repair System, announced on June 4, 2012 that it was removing these products from the market.
Many medical experts in the fields of law and medicine have been pushing for the recall of these faulty medical devices for years. At the same time they are also advocating banning these types of mesh products and are demanding future legislation to prevent further injury to women. There are thousands of cases where severe injuries have been caused by faulty transvaginal mesh; some cases have even led to death.
This type of surgical mesh was intended to fix female pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence.
This issues actually came to light after women who had undergone surgery experienced complications. Some of the common signs and symptoms are severe bleeding and infection. The synthetic mesh cuts through the vaginal walls thereby eroding into other nearby organs. These are the main reasons why the manufacturer is ordered to recall these products.
Transvaginal Mesh Users Face Medical Problems
Within just a few weeks of implant, many patients reported major complications with it. When it was introduced to the market in the late 90’s, it was regarded as the major solution for POP and incontinence. It is thought to be better than traditional surgery. In this procedure, doctors actually implant a piece of synthetic mesh inserted through the vagina to act as a support for the organs that have prolapsed or those which have fallen out of place. For urinary incontinence however, surgeons used a smaller mesh.
However, within just a few weeks or months from the time the mesh was implanted, patients began reporting major problems such as vaginal bleeding, pain, scarring, recurrent prolapsed and even perforation (forming of a hole) in the bladder, intestines and uterus. The mesh also caused severe sexual problems for those women with partners.
Transvaginal Mesh Settlements
Because of the injury and health problems associated with faulty vaginal mesh, more and more people are filing for settlements and claims. The first federal TVM case is actually expected for trial by February 2013. No one actually knows what the TVM settlements will be worth at this point, but expectations are high. In the meantime, some pre settlement funding companies are estimating that individual cases may be worth around $500,000 to $1 million. This of course depends on the severity of complications and the number of revision surgeries each patient had to undergo.
Each of the lawsuits may actually have multiple defendants which can highly affect the payout. These patients may choose to sue the TVM manufacturer or the hospital where the mesh was implanted. Usually, the patients may sue the defendants for negligence and for missing patient education warning them of the destructive complications of TVM.
Compensation for Transvaginal Mesh Victims
These victims do not only have the legal right to claim for compensation for the injuries caused by the defective devices, they can also seek to be compensated with other types of damages their family members experienced.
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