Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Study Finds Surgery to Correct Vaginal Mesh Complications Often Has Mixed Results
As vaginal mesh lawsuits continue to mount, new research presented at the International Continence Society's 2012 annual meeting finds that surgery to correct transvaginal mesh complications is often suboptimal, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports.
New York, New York (PRWEB) October 24, 2012
As women throughout the country continue to pursue transvaginal mesh lawsuits, new research indicates that surgery to repair vaginal mesh complications usually produces mixed results, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. The study, which was presented at the International Continence Society's 2012 annual meeting, found that even when the surgery is successful, the results are often suboptimal, according to a report from Renal & Urology News. *
The new research involved a review of 47 cases where corrective surgery was performed after at least one prior surgical attempt to correct transvaginal mesh complications. While 72% of the surgeries were deemed successful, successes were only relative for many patients. Although most patients were better off than they had been prior to the corrective procedure, they were still much worse off than they had been prior to their original transvaginal mesh surgery.
“This new study highlights the significant dangers associated with transvaginal mesh devices. Far too often, women implanted with vaginal mesh sustain injuries that change their lives forever,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing victims of defective drugs and medical devices, including transvaginal mesh. The firm is currently evaluating potential vaginal mesh lawsuits on behalf of women who suffered mesh erosion, pain, scarring, infection and other serious injuries, allegedly due to transvaginal mesh products.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits
A growing number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits are being filed by women throughout the country who allege they sustained serious, painful and life-changing injuries following implantation of vaginal mesh to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Several large pelvic mesh litigations are currently pending in the Southern District of West Virginia, including In re: American Medical Systems, Inc., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2325”); In re: Boston Scientific Corp., Pelvic Repair Systems Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2326); In re: C.R. Bard, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“MDL No. 2187”); and In re: Ethicon, Inc., Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (“ MDL No. 2327”).
Bernstein Liebhard LLP partner, Jeffrey Grand, is serving on the Plaintiffs' Steering Committees in all of the above federal vaginal mesh litigations. In addition, Mr. Grand is serving as Co-Liason Counsel in two consolidated actions currently pending in New Jersey Superior Court, In re: Pelvic Mesh Litigation/Bard, No. L-6339-10, and In re: Pelvic Mesh/Gynecare Litigation, No. 6341-10.
In July 2011, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warned that there had been a five-fold increase in reports of serious complications associated with the use of transvaginal mesh. The FDA also modified its previous position on the frequency of such complications, stating in the alert that vaginal mesh injuries associated with POP repair were not rare.**
Women who suffered complications following implantation of transvaginal mesh may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and other injuries. Bernstein Liebhard LLP is offering free lawsuit evaluations to any woman injured by vaginal mesh devices. A wealth of information regarding the firm's involvement with the ongoing pelvic mesh litigation can be found at Bernstein Liebhard's website, or call 1-877-779-1414 today.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the “Plaintiffs' Hot List,” recognizing the top plaintiffs' firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.
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