If you have had transvaginal mesh (TVM) surgery, you may have a legal claim and be entitled to recover damages you suffered as a result of TVM. Find out today if the experienced trial attorneys at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, in Geneva, Illinois, recommend you file a TVM case.

The Dangers Of Transvaginal Mesh Surgery

Transvaginal mesh surgery side effects can cause serious injuries and lawsuits have been filed by TVM lawyers on behalf of patients seeking monetary recoveries to help compensate them for the injuries suffered.

If you or a loved one underwent transvaginal mesh surgery and has experienced complications, you may have a legal claim and may be entitled to money damages. Contact our offices to find out more about your legal rights and options from one of our transvaginal mesh lawyers.

Transvaginal mesh surgery is a surgical procedure in which mesh is used to reinforce, repair and support the pelvic organs. Many women have undergone the surgical procedure to repair pelvic organ prolapse or to treat urinary incontinence. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that transvaginal placement of the surgical mesh may put women at a greater risk of complications as opposed to other surgical options. The major manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products include:

  • Johnson & Johnson (including the subsidiary Ethicon)
    • Gynecare Prolift Kit
    • Gynecare TVT Secur
    • Gynecare Prosima Pelvic Floor Repair System
    • Gynecare Prolift + M Kit
  • Bard Medical
    • Pelviclace
    • Pelvitex
    • Pelvisoft Biomesh
    • Pelvicol Acellular
    • Collagen Matrix
    • Avaulta
  • American Medical Solutions
    • Apogee
    • Perigee
    • Elevate
    • IntePro Y-graft
  • Boston Scientific
    • Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
    • Uphold Vaginal Support System
    • Polyform Synthetic Mesh
    • Arise Vaginal Support System
  • Coloplast
    • Exair
    • Supris Suprapublic Sling
    • T-Sling
    • Aris Transobturator Sling
    • Restorelle
    • Minitape
    • Omnisure
    • Novasilk sling

Complications from transvaginal mesh surgery may include:

  • No relief from urinary incontinence
  • Urinary tract obstruction
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Pain during intercourse; inflammation, irritation or infection
  • Injury to the bladder, urethra or bowel
  • Injury to blood vessels of pelvis; vaginal mesh erosion

Legal Claims And Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits have been filed alleging that the manufacturers failed to warn patients and doctors about the increased risk of complications. Consequently, women who have suffered complications from transvaginal mesh surgery may be entitled to financial compensation. Patients do not need to know the specific manufacturer or product; our team can help determine whether you have a qualifying product.

Transvaginal Mesh Settlements And Jury Verdicts

Many of the transvaginal mesh manufacturers have recently agreed to settlements. Most notably, American Medical Systems, a unit of Endo Pharmaceuticals, agreed to settle approximately 20,000 claims for approximately $830 million. The company also agreed to a $54.4 million settlement for another transvaginal mesh product in June 2013.

The first federal transvaginal mesh lawsuit to go to trial was against the manufacturer Bard Medical. In July 2013, the jury returned a verdict of $2 million against Bard Medical, including $1.75 million in punitive damages due to the manufacturer's conscious indifference to the consequences of its conduct in connection with its transvaginal mesh product.

If you believe you have suffered from the ill side effects from transvaginal mesh surgery, please contact us, the experienced Chicago trial attorneys at Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC, for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights. There are important time limitations that govern your ability to bring a claim and recover money damages. Our attorneys are experienced at handling these types of cases and offer a Request Free Case Evaluation at our Chicago offices, Geneva offices, an alternate location or by telephone to determine if you may have a transvaginal mesh case and to discuss your options. We take these types of cases on a contingency basis which means our clients only pay us if we recover money damages for them.

Speak To Experienced Attorneys About Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Find out today if we recommend you file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit and learn more about your legal rights and options by contacting partner Kathleen Chavez or attorney Kevin Noll at 630-232-7450 or through this website.

  • Free, confidential consultations are available with no further obligation.
  • We can meet with you in person, by phone or via Skype, during the workweek, in the evening or on weekends.
  • Our experienced trial lawyers take these cases on a contingent fee basis — that is, they only get paid if they recover money damages for you.
  • There are important time limitations that govern the ability to file a transvaginal mesh case and it is important to get a legal consultation immediately.