Protecting Victims’ Rights for More Than 25 Years
Transvaginal mesh can effectively treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP), but it can lead to devastating side effects as well. In recent years, awareness regarding the dangers associated with transvaginal mesh surgeries have increased. At Balzarini & Watson, our Pittsburgh personal injury lawyers offer our services and genuine support to these women as we help them fight for the financial compensation they deserve.
Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits in Pennsylvania
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries or damages following a surgical procedure during which transvaginal mesh, pelvic mesh, or a bladder sling was used, then you may be eligible to pursue monetary compensation through legal means. By allowing our legal team to handle every aspect of your personal injury claim, you will have highly experienced attorneys who have recovered more than $300 million in compensation working your case. Given the complexities of product liability law and the fact that it is an ever-evolving legal area and one prone to contestation by manufacturers, having bold and unwavering advocates by your side is precisely what you need to obtain a successful resolution.
Risks & Side Effects
Surgical treatment for POP and SUI has been performed on hundreds of thousands of women. These procedures often use various types and brands of implanted medical devices known as transvaginal / pelvic mesh, nets, and slings. Unfortunately for the many women who had undergone these procedures, the risks and complications associated with these devices were discovered too late. Over a two-year period from2008 to 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received numerous reports regarding serious complications experienced by women who had mesh devices implanted.
As a result of these adverse health reports and several prominent studies, the FDA issued strong advisory warnings about mesh and sling devices. Additionally, it was revealed that transvaginal mesh and similar implanted devices pose the following complications and risks:
- Severe pain, including pelvic pain and painful urination
- Urinary incontinence
- Erosion of mesh
- Organ damage
- Nerve pain
These health risks were also determined to be fairly common amongst women who had devices implanted and that risks associated with mesh devices were inordinately high. The FDA also reported that there was little evidence supporting the efficacy of these products in comparison to other treatments and procedures.
Rights of Victims
Our Pittsburgh product liability lawyers encourage all local residents who have experienced adverse effects after having a mesh or sling device implanted during surgery to reach out to our firm for compassionate support and aggressive legal representation. Whether you have been injured by the Coloplast Aris sling system, the Ethicon Gynecare Gynemesh, or any other similar transvaginal mesh device, we want to hear from you. Prepared to promptly evaluate your case, our attorneys can inform you whether you may be able to pursue legal recourse and how we can guide you through your legal journey as swiftly and successfully as possible.
Trust Your Case to Proven Pittsburgh Personal Injury Lawyers
Outspoken and effective advocates for the rights of injured victims, our legal team has proven time and time again that we are fully capable of holding responsible medical device companies liable for the damages and harm they cause. Although our efforts are focused on producing the most favorable results for our clients, we never lose sight of the fact that the injured victims we represent deserve our full support and personal attention during each step of the legal process. With some of Pittsburgh’s Top Rated Lawyers® on your side, you can be sure that caring and qualified legal minds will be supporting you every step of the way. If you wish to discuss your personal situation and the potential merits of you claim, our firm encourages you to contact Balzarini & Watson as soon as possible.