Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys in Chicago
Millions Recovered For Victims Of Defective Medical Devices
Transvaginal mesh is a synthetic device used to support a weak or damaged vaginal wall. Doctors implant transvaginal mesh (TVM) devices to fix stress urinary incontinence (SUI) and pelvic organ prolapse (POP), which typically affect women after surgery, menopause, or childbirth.
The FDA did not require TVM devices to be tested in humans before they were approved for sale. Due to this incredible failure, many mesh devices have been found to be dangerous, ineffective, and unreliable.
A defective TVM can erode through the vaginal wall or other organs, causing severe and life-threatening complications. TVM problems can make even basic activities painful, like sitting or sexual intercourse, and stop them from living their lives to the fullest.
In 2008, the FDA issued an urgent public health warning to physicians and patients regarding possible complications from TVM. The agency received so many complaints that it reclassified TVM as “high-risk devices.”
Complications of TVM include:
- Erosion of the outer vaginal lining
- Device failure
- Internal bleeding and extreme pain
- Organ perforation
- POP and SUI recurrence
- Forced surgeries
- Nerve and muscle damage
This is an important threat to women - experts predict that 20% of women will undergo surgery for POP or SUI at some point in their lifetime.
More than 70,000 women have filed lawsuits against TVM manufacturers, making it one of the largest mass lawsuits in U.S. history. Many women have won multi-million dollar jury verdicts, and several manufacturers have agreed to large settlements.
There are seven TVM and hernia patch manufacturers facing injury lawsuits. Among them include American Medical Systems, C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, and Johnson & Johnson.
How Our TVM Attorneys Help Women Nationwide
We have 50+ years of collective experience handling 10,000+ injury cases, an unparalleled amount of trial experience in our field. Our experience and resources has allowed us to secure tens of millions of dollars for medical injury victims.
We represent patients injured from:
- Gynecare Prolift Kit
- Apogee, Perigee, and Elevate Prolapse Repair Kits
- Avaulta Pelvic Floor Repair Kit
- Uphold and Pinnacle Pelvic Floor Repair Kits
Women injured by a TVM device need an experienced defective medical device lawyer with a proven record of success. You’ll need Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
How We Can Help You
When you call us, we review your case for free, gathering the necessary facts with compassion. Once we understand your situation fully, we can explain your legal options and walk you through the process of filing a claim. If you’d like us to come meet with you, we are more than happy to travel anywhere in the country to do so.
Once your case is ready and trial-tested, we partner with your state’s top trial attorneys to argue your case. Our two-firm approach gives you twice the resources and skill of any other firm at the same price—nothing at all. Our firm covers the costs of litigation, and we only collect a fee if we win your claim.
This approach has allowed us to change the lives of thousands of women, giving them the security to pay their medical expenses, lifelong care, and other needs. Call us today to get the answers and justice you deserve.
Call (800) 774-7120 for your free, confidential consultation.