Over thirty thousand lawsuits have been filed against various manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products and have been divided into six separate multi-district litigations. Women who have filed lawsuits allege that the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh products purposefully mislead patients, the FDA, the medical community and the public regarding the safety of the products. The lawsuits also allege that the product’s manufacturers provided misleading informative materials to physicians in order to increase sales, failed to properly test and research the risks associated with the products and failed to formulate safe and effective means to remove the product.
Many Plaintiffs additionally forwarded products liability claimshttp://www.kentuckyinjurylaw.com/lawyer-attorney-1326783.html alleging that the manufacturers failed to properly warn of the product’s potential for complications and injuries and for manufacturing a defective product whose complications are unreasonably dangerous.
The purpose of transvaginal mesh is to treat primarily pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. Many women who received the mesh implants suffered severe complications and required corrective surgeries. In some instances, women have been forced to undergo ten or more corrective surgeries.