Thousands of woman who suffered from transvaginal mesh injuries are filing lawsuits to seek compensation. Transvaginal mesh is a surgical mesh used to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence that has been linked to various side effects.

In Australia, a massive transvaginal mesh class action was filed this week against mesh manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, which may turn out to be the biggest class action in Australian history. Since 2006, the Australian federal health department has received 63 reports of problems related to transvaginal mesh use. But despite the numerous reports of pelvic mesh adverse effects, health authorities in Australia maintain that there is a “weak signal” regarding problems with the transvaginal mesh implants.

In the United States, the FDA has issued warnings regarding transvaginal mesh complications and side effects and advised doctors against using the device, citing a “greater risk” with little benefit. However, the FDA has not issued an official recall of all transvaginal mesh products.

Earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson removed its line of Gynecare vaginal mesh products from the market in both the U.S. and in Australia. The company claims that the Ethicon mesh recall was not related to safety concerns. J&J currently faces over 1,400 Ethicon transvaginal mesh lawsuits in the U.S. filed by women who suffered from serious side effects, including:

  • Erosion of the mesh
  • Organ perforation
  • Infections
  • Bleeding
  • Urinary problems
  • Pain or discomfort during sex.

If you experienced problems after receiving a transvaginal mesh implant, consider filing a lawsuit to seek compensation for your injuries. The transvaginal mesh lawyers at Bernstein Liebhard LLP understand the sensitive nature of your problems and are fierce advocates for your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost, wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more by calling (877) 779-1414.

Published November 7, 2012 by