Thousands of women have been injured by transvaginal mesh. As the number of lawsuits increase, it seems that many of these individuals are standing up to the makers of dangerous mesh devices.
Women affected by transvaginal mesh are increasingly proving that they weren’t adequately warned about the product’s potential risks. Now, a new claim is emerging.
In addition to marketing failures, mesh makers are now being held legally liable for defects in their product design.
Poor Design Is A Major Factor In Mesh Litigation
Product liability lawsuits are gaining traction as prosecutors prove that mesh devices are made with an inherently defective design.
“An estimated 100,000 lawsuits have been filed in U.S. state and federal courts against companies that make transvaginal mesh devices, alleging that poor design and substandard materials can cause side effects such as bleeding, infection, and nerve damage,” according to a report published in Reuters.
Recently, a major mesh maker, Boston Scientific, has been ordered pay $100 million to patients who developed complications caused by faulty mesh products. Many of these women were implanted with Pinnacle and Advantage Fit vaginal mesh.
One 51-year-old patient underwent two reparative surgeries after her mesh was implanted in 2009. The device, meant to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), is permanently infused with her tissue. She was awarded $25 million for her pain and suffering.
Thousands of women have been injured by defective mesh designs. If your vaginal mesh failed and required an additional surgery, then you might be entitled to compensation for receiving a faulty medical device.
Complete a free, no-obligation case evaluation now to see if you qualify.
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