More and more women are coming forward seeking compensation for transvaginal mesh complications. A transvaginal mesh is a surgically-implanted medical device used to treat Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). These are conditions that sometimes occur after surgery, childbirth and pregnancy. The device is intended to alleviate the pain associated with these conditions.
Unfortunately, many women are experiencing infection, chronic pain, bleeding, nerve damage, urinary problems, pain with sexual intercourse, recurrence of POP and SUI, perforations of the bowel/bladder/blood vessels and vaginal scarring. Because of this, the FDA changed its warning stating the devices should be used in situations where no other option is available and where the patient is completely informed of all potential affects.
In 2014, Stephan Zouras, LLP helped secure a $3,270,000.00 jury verdict in one of the bell-weather trial cases in the multi-district litigation against Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit for defective design, failure to warn and negligence related to transvaginal mesh device.
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