Transvaginal mesh is a net-like implant used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence in women. The product design and implantation technique contributed to serious complications, such as erosion and organ perforation.
It is clear from reports to the FDA that there are thousands of women suffering complications from pelvic surgical mesh (also called ‘transvaginal mesh’) implants to address a relatively common condition called pelvic organ prolapse (“POP”). The FDA warned the medical industry of the risks but mesh has been and is still being used, without adequate warnings. Such is the extent of the problem that it has spawned new law firms to handle these cases across the country, and massive advertising campaigns. There is no ‘class action’ status assigned to these cases, they have simply been consolidated in U.S. Federal Courts to handle the volume of cases in a systematic fashion. Any qualified lawyer can present a case to the ‘MDL’ (Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, which is responsible to coordinate the cases nationwide). There are groups of cases that have been settled for ‘standard’ amounts (eg., $100,000 per claimant). Jim Avery is handling ‘major’ cases for victims with complications, including some who have suffered death from complications of mesh implants and others who have required multiple surgeries due to injuries to other organs in the pelvic region. Call now (303-840-2222) if you have suffered complications from surgical (transvaginal) mesh.