New York Vaginal Mesh Lawyers
Protecting Victims of Defective Medical Devices
Transvaginal Mesh is a surgical mesh used in women for the treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). The transvaginal mesh is surgically implanted in the vagina and used to create what is sometimes called a pelvic sling or bladder sling. It is a metallic or polymeric screen intended to be implanted to reinforce soft tissue or bone weakness. Some of the well-known manufacturers of this medical device are Johnson & Johnson, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Boston Scientific, and others.
If you have been negatively impacted by one of these medical devices, our vaginal mesh injury attorneys in New York can help. Contact us today to learn more.
Risks Posed by Transvaginal Mesh Are Known
In October 2008, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Public Health Notification to notify the public of adverse events related to the use of surgical mesh. In July 2011, the FDA issued an update on the safety and effectiveness of the transvaginal mesh finding that it has not seen any conclusive evidence that the use of the mesh improves outcomes any more than traditional POP repair that does not use mesh and in fact may expose patients to greater risks.
Specifically, some of the complications associated with transvaginal mesh include:
- Erosion of the mesh through the vaginal tissue
- Exposure or extrusion of mesh, which may require surgical intervention
- Painful sexual intercourse (dyspareunia)
- Perforation or puncture of bladder, intestines, and bowels
- Urinary problems
- Vaginal pain
- Vaginal bleeding
- Vaginal scarring and shortening
- Recurrent pelvic organ prolapse
Currently, there are hundreds, if not more, pending vaginal mesh claims for injuries sustained by innocent victims of these horrific side effects.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of the mesh, please call (888) 365-4940 or contact our office to speak with one of our New York vaginal mesh injury lawyers.
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.