Thousands and thousands of women who have been injured by a transvaginal mesh implant have filed lawsuits in state and federal courts all over the United States and are entitled to compensation. Many cases have gone to trial and resulting in favorable verdicts, but other have just been settled.
Details regarding each case is different and that can affect the outcome of the lawsuit. Claimants who have filed similar cases, as well as women who have made allegations that manufacturers are liable for injuries because they failed to warn doctors and consumers about their products potential health risks.
Manufacturers knowingly sent mesh products to market with claims and certainty that they were safe and effective treatment options for women with pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. The companies continue to stand by their claims despise the increasing number of lost trial verdicts and lawsuit settlements. However, according to the FDA it’s uncertain whether the surgical repair mesh was more effective than other treatment options. The FDA has also issued a warning that serious complications such as mesh erosion are not uncommon.
Compensation Can Help
Compensation from a lawsuit or federal court verdict can help an individual and their families a lot, below are a few examples of what compensation can help with.
- Past & Future Medical Expenses– Damages for personal injury and product liability cases could include some things such as, medical expenses that are related to the product’s defect.
- Past & Future Earnings- There is also the potential to seek loss of your past earnings. Especially, if you were unable to work because of the product’s defect and some of the side effects can be debilitating. If the product’s defects resulted in you losing work, then you could make a claim for the lost income. Also look into disability benefits as the FDA released a statement stating damages can be permanent.
- Pain & Suffering- There is something called “non-economic damages” which basically would be compensation for damages from pain (the side effects are quite painful) – and for suffering due to the embarrassment as some of the resulting injuries from the mesh products could have led to disfigurement. The emotional distress alone caused by these side effects could be horrific, and you may be able to be compensated for it.
It’s important to know that every transvaginal mesh case is different and that there is no guarantee that the verdict will be favorable to you or a settlement will even occur, but a qualified mesh attorney can help explain your legal options.