Philadelphia Transvaginal Mesh Attorney

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If you are a woman who has suffered physical, emotional, and financial harm as a result of transvaginal mesh, you are by no means alone. In 2019, the FDA ordered all manufacturers of surgical mesh intended for transvaginal repair to stop selling and distributing their products, but not before tens of thousands of women suffered terrible, life-altering symptoms. A few women even tragically died as a result of the defective product. 

Although a great many lawsuits against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh have already been settled for substantial amounts, the product liability attorneys at Cooper Schall & Levy are actively representing patients who are still suffering and have not yet received appropriate compensation.

Contact us for a no-cost evaluation of your case. Once you become our client, we will fight vigorously to win you maximum damages and treat you with the respect and sensitivity you deserve. Because we understand the tremendous stress you are under, we will not charge any attorneys’ fees until we recover damages for you.

The Harm Transvaginal Mesh Has Caused Tens of Thousands of Women

The misery caused by transvaginal mesh cannot be overstated. A significant percentage of patients looking only to make themselves more comfortable have suffered painful symptoms as a result of the implantation of transvaginal mesh, including:

  • Infections
  • Pelvic pain
  • Urinary problems
  • Organ perforation
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Atypical vaginal discharge
  • Excruciating pain during intercourse
  • Vaginal shrinkage due to mesh contraction
  • Chronic pain due to nerve or organ damage
  • Abdominal pain, swelling, inflammation
  • Mesh erosion that tears sensitive tissues
  • Chronic vaginal, bladder, or kidney infections
  • Lifelong incontinence

Cases of mesh erosion or organ perforation frequently require further surgery that is associated with additional health risks. 

Why Women Had Transvaginal Mesh Implanted in the First Place

Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is a common problem for women as they age, especially if they have given birth (vaginally) one or more times. POP occurs when the muscles and ligaments weaken and the pelvic organs drop, creating a bulge in the vagina. 

This creates an uncomfortable feeling of pressure in the pelvic region and is often accompanied by some degree of stress incontinence (losing urine when you sneeze, cough, laugh or push hard). Pelvic prolapse also results in severe, or even unbearable, pain during sexual intercourse.

The Troubling History of  Transvaginal Mesh

In the 1970s, when transvaginal mesh first came out, it was considered a wonderful innovation that would enable large numbers of women to remedy prolapse problems. By the 1990s, the product was being used for stress incontinence of any cause as well. 

As it turned out, the product caused far more pain and difficulty than it repaired. As with other defective products, the more transvaginal mesh was used, the more complications became evident.

By 2010, researchers stopped a clinical trial of vaginal mesh prematurely because of a high rate of injuries and complications. More than 15 percent of women in the trial suffered vaginal mesh erosion within only 3 months of the implantation procedure. By 2011, the FDA recommended that transvaginal mesh only be used only in extreme cases. 

Several years have passed since the last surgeries using transvaginal mesh were performed, but it is still possible to file a lawsuit for injuries suffered. This is because, although the statute of limitations for personal injury in Pennsylvania is two years, the state acknowledges the discovery rule for cases involving fraudulent concealment. This means that if a party attempted to hide the defect, as clearly occurred in this situation, the statute of limitations does not begin until the date a reasonable person would have noticed the defect.

Damages Our Product Liability Attorneys Will Fight to Win

At Cooper Schall & Levy, we are horrified by the punishing effects transvaginal mesh has had on so many women. If you have suffered worsening symptoms, chronic pain, and/or more surgery from transvaginal mesh implantation, we want to help. We will use our well-practiced skills to obtain whichever of the following damages apply in your case:

  • Medical, rehabilitative, and pharmaceutical expenses
  • Lost income (present and future)
  • Physical pain 
  • Emotional anguish
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

We are well aware that no amount of money will provide you with justice, especially if you are still enduring pain and disability. Nonetheless, our product liability attorneys want you to receive every dollar you’re entitled to so that you can feel as comfortable and secure as possible going forward.

Contact Our Experienced Defective Medical Device Attorneys Today

The sooner you contact us the better, not only in terms of the Pennsylvania statute of limitations but in terms of taking back control of your life. We will stand by you throughout, aggressively fighting for your right to be compensated for all you have been through. Contact us now for excellent legal representation and strong moral support.