Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits involve women who suffered from Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) or Pelvic Organ Relapse. Women who suffer from SUI experience unintended urination after during exercise, sneezing, laughing, or coughing. This is caused by the leaking of urine when sudden pressure on the organs (bladder, urethra) occur.
Pelvic Prolapse is a condition where the pelvic organs droop. The organs can include Bladder, Uterus, Vagina, Bowel, or Rectum.
These conditions can occur either with age or after giving birth. Traditionally, doctors would treat this medical condition by stitching of the organs with a procedure called Anterior Colporrophy. Recently, a new procedure used the Transvaginal Mesh to suture the connected tissues.
The Problem: Mesh lawsuits surged when women began to feel the following symptoms:
- Recurrence of Prolapse
- Painful Sexual Intercourse
- Bowel Perforations
- Pain and Discomfort
The reason for these symptoms was due to the actual erosion of the Trasnvaginal Mesh into the vaginal walls. This created the erosion through the vaginal tissue as well as perforations of blood vessels in the bowel bladder.
Defendants have included corporations such as:
- Boston Scientific
- Johnson & Johnson
Mesh Lawsuits have been funneled into MDL [Multi-District] Litigation in order to efficiently process lawsuits for judicial economy purposes.