Vaginal Mesh Lawyer

Published on August 16, 2013 by Sandy Liebhard

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If you thought you were the only one to suffer infection, pain during sexual intercourse or another complication after undergoing a transvaginal mesh surgery, you would be wise to contact a mesh lawyer to help you start the process of filing a vaginal mesh lawsuit. This class of devices, which are used to treat women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI), has been involved in a nationwide litigation of cases filed by women allegedly injured by the pelvic mesh implants they received. Call a transvaginal mesh lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today to file a case of your own. The Firm is offering free and confidential case evaluations at .

What are the Benefits of Working with a Transvaginal Mesh Lawyer?

When you seek the aid of a vaginal mesh lawyer at our Firm, you can rest assured that someone is actively monitoring the developing nationwide litigation involving these implants, while working on your individual case to help you receive the compensation you deserve.

The growing scrutiny involving transvaginal mesh reached new heights in July 2011 when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public that over 3,000 complaints had been filed in its database of adverse event reports. This number, which included seven deaths, included procedures for pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. At this time, the agency reclassified its stance on vaginal mesh complications as “not rare,” which was an upgrade from its statement in 2008 that categorized their frequency to occur as “rare.”

vaginal mesh lawyerRecent court documents indicate that approximately 20,000 cases have been filed by vaginal mesh lawyers in the U.S., and are now pending in separate federal litigations underway in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia. These claims have been brought by individuals who sustained the following injuries:

  • Mesh erosion
  • Pain
  • Infection and scarring
  • Recurrence of prolapse
  • Chronic and severe pelvic and vaginal pain
  • Painful sexual intercourse
  • Incontinence and other urinary problems
  • Death

These side effects are often treated with revision surgeries to remove the mesh implant. Unfortunately though, it can be impossible to remove the surgical material if it has already fused to the patient’s surrounding organs. A surgeon may need to cut the tissue in this case, and a woman may end up suffering from these debilitating injuries for the rest of her life. While this situation will undoubtedly cause permanent emotional, as well as physical damages, a transvaginal mesh lawyer may ease the financial burden by helping a woman receive the financial compensation she deserves.

Compensation obtained through a transvaginal mesh lawsuit may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Permanent disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium for spouse
  • Wrongful death

Vaginal Mesh Lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP Take an Active Role in Nationwide Litigations

The attorneys at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are committed to being directly involved in the growing nationwide litigation of transvaginal mesh lawsuits. One of our Firm’s partners is a member of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committees in four federal proceedings in West Virginia federal court, which involve claims over products from C.R. Bard Inc., American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific and Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit. The same vaginal mesh lawyer is currently serving as Co-Liaison Counsel in two consolidated proceedings for Ethicon and C.R. Bard that are underway in New Jersey’s Atlantic County Superior Court.

He was also on the Plaintiff’s team in the first vaginal mesh trial in the U.S. to involve an Ethicon product earlier this year. In March 2013, the trial concluded with an $11 million damage award to a woman who sustained injuries caused by the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary’s Gynecare Prolift device.

Call a Mesh Lawyer to Better Understand the Process of Filing a Case

Our attorneys understand the sensitive nature of your case, and that you may be feeling overwhelmed about not only the process of filing a claim, but also the future of your health. The mesh lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP are here to help you understand the legal process. Call for a free and confidential case evaluation today to find out more at .