What is it?
Transvaginal Mesh is a surgical mesh that is used by doctors for the repair of pelvic floor disorders. These disorders include pelvic organ prolapse (POP) which is very common in some women due to age, obesity, or childbirth. These types of disorders are known to cause symptoms such as urinary incontinence, discomfort, and/or pain.
Common symptoms for transvaginal mesh complications (also known as bladder sling) are:
- Erosion through the vaginal wall
- Pain (Chronic Pelvic Pain)
- Infection (UTI)
- Painful Intercourse
- Urinary or Fecal incontinence
- Organ Perforation
- Leg Pain
- Corrective Surgery
Many times, women require surgery to have the mesh removed. Unfortunately, there are some cases where multiple procedures are done to attempt remove the mesh and the surgeries are not successful in removing all of it.
Victims who have received bladder slings or transvaginal mesh to repair pelvic floor disorders such as POP may be able to hold the manufacturer liable and may be entitled to compensation for damages caused by the device and for their pain and suffering.
Time to File
All claims for personal injury are subject to a statute of limitations. Claims brought after the applicable statute of limitations time period will be forever barred.
In Florida, Statutes of Limitations claims are set forth in the Florida Statutes. There are many legal issues which make the exact date difficult to determine. You will need the help of an experienced lawyer. Any time limit means you must file your claim by the day BEFORE the time limit expires. If the start date is July 13, 2013, then the two year time limit is not July 13, 2013 – it’s July 12, 2013.
Transvaginal Mesh Defendants
In transvaginal mesh cases there are essentially two types of defendants.
Medical care providers. The statute of limitations for these defendants is two years, meaning the claim should be brought no later than Friday, July 12, 2013 – barely more than a month away.
Manufacturers. The statute of limitations for these defendants is four years, meaning the claim should be brought no later than July 12, 2015. Some of the manufacturers (contact us for a full list) are:
- American Medical Services
- Boston Scientific
- Johnson & Johnson
If the transvaginal mesh claim is also a wrongful death claim then claims against manufacturers have to be brought in two years, not four.
Best time to bring your claim – is by Friday, July 12, 2013
Please know that it takes time to review the facts, to prepare the necessary paperwork and to file the papers. You should not wait until the last day to contact a lawyer.
If anyone you know has any complications from a transvaginal medical procedure, please consult or law firm immediately. Time is of the essence. Our law firm help you get the recovery you deserve. During this difficult time we will help you receive the maximum compensation allowed by law and we will assist you through every step of the case. Our team of lawyers works with medical professionals, valuation experts, technical experts and other lawyers. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or a death please call us at 1-888-WE-MEAN-IT (1-888-936-3264) or email us at: [email protected].