Numerous women have had their stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse treated with transvaginal mesh, but complications with the product have led to hundreds of mesh removal surgeries. Because of this, woman all over the country have been filing transvaginal mesh lawsuits against the manufacturers, but the time may be running out to get a claim in.
News-Medical reported that an advisory was issued stating that early September will most likely be the latest that women can file a claim against a mesh manufacturer.
“The complications from mesh surgery have literally made many women’s daily life a nightmare,” a TVM expert said in a statement. “And both the court system and the manufacturers have recognized the need for compensation.”
According to News-Medical, many women may not be aware that they have a limited about of time before they can file their vaginal mesh lawsuit because of limited national advertising, which will eventually be discontinued.
Some women who have suffered serious complications because of transvaginal mesh and have needed the device removed have won their cases or settled with the manufacturer. In many cases, the plaintiffs received large amount of monetary compensation for pain and suffering.
Some of the common side effects of the mesh that often lead to surgery include organ damage, painful sexual intercourse, infections, mesh erosion and other major complications.
If you have undergone mesh removal surgery, be sure to contact an advocate or attorney as soon as possible to file your claim. A professional can provide you with sound advice on how best to proceed with your case as well as what you need to do. Lawyers specializes in mass tort suits have the background knowledge and expertise you will need to have your best chance of winning.
Lori Polemenakos is Director of Consumer Content and SEO strategist for LeadingResponse, a legal marketing company. An award-winning journalist, writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas, she's produced articles for major brands such as Match.com, Yahoo!, MSN, AOL, Xfinity, Mail.com, and edited several published books. Since 2016, she's published hundreds of articles about Social Security disability, workers' compensation, veterans' benefits, personal injury, mass tort, auto accident claims, bankruptcy, employment law and other related legal issues.