Complications Causes By Transvaginal Mesh May Also Be The Fault of the Surgeon

Complications Causes By Transvaginal Mesh May Also Be The Fault of the Surgeon
The transvaginal mesh device (TVM)—a soft, lightweight, porous plastic, mesh looking device—is often used to treat pelvic organ prolapsed (POP), as well as stress urinary incontinence (SUI). Many suffer from these conditions, causing them to have urinary incontinence which may be triggered by simple things such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing. Many women will have accidents from these simple and common acts, as well as when they exercise or engage in any sport. For many, the option to fix these problems is jumped upon. In fact, the Food Drug Administration (FDA) originally cleared the use of the TVM device for treatment of these conditions. In the beginning they said that any associated problems were rare. However, in July 2011 the FDA stated that they erred in their initial statement and stated that the most common problems resulting from the TVM appear in 10% of women within a year of the surgery. Most commonly the TVM device has been shown to shift, erode, and cause infection. Thousands of lawsuits have been underway as victims of this device try to get compensation for their pain and suffering and also to help them pay the unwanted medical bills from the multiple surgeries required to remove the device. While some blame the providers and manufacturers of the product, there are many who even point to inexperienced doctors and surgeons who implanted the device. In fact, a Pennsylvania doctor Vincent Lucente who specializes in female reconstructive pelvic surgery stated, “The innovation—and the skill sets to use the innovation – is outpacing the skill sets that the surgeons have, and no one is trying to close that gap.” He believes that in some cases, it is not only a problem with the mesh product, but it may be causes in large part by surgeons who don’t have enough training.

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women to suffer with horrid recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing pain. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the Transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will help compensate the victims for the costly medical expenses, and hopefully for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis—especially the Transvaginal mesh device. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.
 

FDA Warns of Transvaginal Mesh Complications

Transvaginal mesh is a device implanted to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). This minimally invasive surgery inserts the device is inserted up through the vagina. Over the past few years, the FDA received over a thousand reports of associated complications from this device. Click here for the link to an article on the FDA website with information about frequent complications and recommendations.

Legal Commentary
The complications caused by this device have left many women suffering with time consuming recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and many other issues. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the Transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with these costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Donna Cisson Receives $2 million settlement for the Defective and Dangerous Avaulta Transvaginal Mesh Product

More than 20,000 cases of transvaginal mesh victims are pending worldwide. In one case, regarding the Bard Avaulta Plus product, after a 12-day trial in August, one jury awarded plaintiff Donna Cisson $2 million (250,000 in compensatory damages plus $1.75 million in punitive damages). Cisson experienced pain during intercourse, pain while sitting, and pain when having an exam. The mesh product had extruded, eroded and caused much scarring and inflammation. She eventually had to have the mesh removed. The verdict was decided on the said failure of C.R. Bard Inc. to adequately warn of the dangers and for the defectiveness of the product. In fact, the raw material which was used for the avaulta mesh was made of a polypropylene resin in pellet form. A deeper look into the product uncovered a material data safety sheet which clearly warns that the material should not be used in medical application which involve a permanent implant in a human, or to have permanent contact with the internal body fluids or tissues.

Legal Commentary

The complications caused by this device have left many women suffering from time consuming recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and many other issues. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous victims and families of victims from the complications of the Transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with these costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.

Transvaginal Mesh Devices Cause Women to Suffer From Damaging Complications

Transvaginal literally means “through the vagina.” The Transvaginal mesh implant (TV Mesh)—also known as a vaginal sling, patch, and tape—is a surgical mesh device inserted up through the vagina (to avoid large incisions). The device is used in treating women with conditions such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP)—the downward slip of the bladder—and stress urinary incontinence (SUI)—the leaking of urine during moments of physical activity such as sneezing, coughing, laughing, or exercise.These conditions are caused by a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles; as the muscles weaken, it often causes bulging and falling of the organs. These fallen and/or bulging muscles may push on the walls of the vagina, causing pain, or may weaken the bladder, causing the SUI. This weakening of the pelvic floor muscles is said to have been brought about by a variety of causes such as childbirth and aging. The TV Mesh device is inserted to strengthen and support those pelvic floor muscles.Although the use of this device seemed promising in the beginning, it has been shown to cause more harm than good. As a result of the insertion of this device, many women have experienced a series of complications such as:

  • Erosion of mesh into the vagina, bowel, or bladder
  • Pain
  • Serious infection
  • Painful intercourse
  • Vaginal Shrinkage
  • Protrusion of the device
  • Erosion of vaginal epithelium
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Contraction of mesh sling
  • Skin breakage
  • Inflammation
  • Vaginal scarring and shortening
  • Recurrence of stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapsed
  • Excessive, ongoing vaginal discharge and drainage

In many cases, these complications have caused serious and even permanent damage. Many women have to undergo a series of correctional surgeries in an attempt to fix the damage caused by the Transvaginal mesh.

Legal Commentary

The complications caused by this device have left many women suffering with time consuming recoveries, large medical bills, lost wages, and many other issues. From a civil standpoint, our firm has represented numerous families who are the victims of the complications from the Transvaginal mesh device. If you or a loved one has experienced any of these problems because of an implanted or removed TV Mesh, we encourage you to consult with one of our TV Mesh attorneys as soon as possible. A successful civil claim pursued against the responsible party will ensure the victims are not burdened with these costly medical expenses, and will hopefully compensate them for their pain, suffering, and lost wages for time missed from work. Further questions can be directed to the Fears | Nachawati Law Firm by emailing the lead TV Mesh lawyer, Majed Nachawati at mn@fnlawfirm.com, or by calling our office at 1.866.705.7584.

About the Author
Majed Nachawati is a preeminent Pharmaceutical Products Liability Lawyer with a focus on representing Transvaginal mesh victims and families harmed by dangerous implantations on a nationwide basis. Mr. Nachawati has resolved numerous cases through trials and settlements that have resulted in seven and eight figure confidential settlements. He is on the Grievance Committee for the State Bar of Texas. He is licensed to practice before the Supreme Court of Texas and Arkansas, and is in most federal courts in the nation and holds specific licenses in the Northern, Southern, and Eastern Districts of Texas. Mr. Nachawati is a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Directors for Public Justice, a Leaders’ Forum and PAC member of the American Association for Justice. Mr. Nachawati has been recognized as a Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine for the past four consecutive years for legal excellence, in connection with pharmaceutical injury cases. Mr. Nachawati is also a member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Nachawati can be reached by email at mn@fnlawfirm.com or by calling 1.866.705.7584.