Filing a Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit in Dallas
If you have received a transvaginal mesh sling or tape system and have sustained injuries, you are eligible to file a lawsuit. To date, there have only been a total of three recalls for vaginal mesh devices, and yet annually, thousands of personal injury claims are filed. Fortunately, a product does not have to be recalled, for a defective product claim to be filed.
After you have undergone a transvaginal mesh operation, you can experience symptoms such as infection, pain, inability to have sexual relations, bowel discomfort, bleeding and urinary incontinence. Often individuals have had to endure several more surgeries just to reduce these symptoms (it can be very difficult to remove every piece of surgical mesh, once it has eroded). It is important that you collect all of your medical records and that you document each of your symptoms and treatments.
Don't allow transvaginal mesh side effects to adversely impact the rest of your life- take legal action today! Because the statute of limitations for personal injury in Texas is two years, it is imperative that you file your claim immediately.
Class Action Lawsuit vs. an Individual Claim
If you have undergone a recent operation for the implantation of transvaginal mesh and have experienced complications as a result (during or after the surgery), you could be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer or hospital. You could file your case either individually or as a class action lawsuit.
When a class action lawsuit is filed, an attorney represents a large group of individuals who have suffered, whereas if a personal injury lawsuit is filed, an attorney focuses on your experience, injuries and claims.
Secure Legal Representation on Your Side
In a transvaginal mesh case, often manufacturers will blameshift, accusing the doctors of negligence. At other times, many will claim their products are safe, have been approved by the FDA, and so forth. The manufacturers who have had the most lawsuits filed against them include: C.R. Bard, Johnson & Johnson, American Medical Systems and Boston Scientific.
Because these large companies are often set up with strong legal defense teams, it is imperative that you hire aggressive, hard-hitting legal representation on your side to counteract whatever arguments they might present.
If a manufacturer failed to warn, if products did not undergo the proper testing before being marketed or if you simply can show that transvaginal mesh directly caused you to experience the adverse symptoms you are experiencing now, you should speak with a personal injury attorney.
Women should not allow embarrassment, uncertainty or some skewed sense of "toughening it out" to prevent them from filing. Approximately 50% of women have suffered from pelvis organ prolapse (POP) and more than 10% have needed surgery as a result.
Vaginal mesh was approved by the FDA in 1996 to treat both POP and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). In July 2011, however, the FDA warned women that the risks associated with transvaginal mesh could outweigh the benefits. In January 2012, the FDA ordered 33 mesh manufacturers to research their devices and determine how safe they were in treating POP and SUI.
The facts ring loud and clear: transvaginal mesh implantations have adversely affected thousands of women and across the country, thousands of personal injury claims have been filed. One woman, had to undergo at least eight more surgeries after her transvaginal mesh implant cut into her colon.
You are not alone in this battle and you should stand up for your rights, health and happiness. By filing your claim, you can also continually spread awareness of this real and growing danger. Contact Zinda Law Group to learn more about how to file a transvaginal mesh lawsuit and to get the legal services on your side you will need in order to do so from a Personal Injury Attorney.