Texas Pelvic Mesh Lawyer

Were you injured by pelvic mesh? If so, contact a pelvic mesh lawyer immediately — you could be entitled to significant financial compensation for your injuries. Our pelvic mesh lawyers have experience representing the victims of defective medical devices and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Hundreds of women have already filed pelvic mesh lawsuits. A jury recently awarded one woman $5.5 million for her pelvic mesh injuries.

 

Do I Have a Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit? Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged. If you or a loved one has been injured by pelvic mesh, you should contact our lawyers immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a pelvic mesh lawsuit.

Pelvic Mesh Lawyers

The pelvic mesh lawyers at The Clark Firm, LLP are concerned about the large number of women who have been seriously injured by pelvic mesh (also known as vaginal mesh, transvaginal mesh, pelvic sling, or pelvic tape). The FDA has issued multiple warnings about the risk of serious side effects. The agency has received thousands of reports of injuries, and continues to receive reports. If you were injured by pelvic mesh, you are not alone.

Our pelvic mesh lawyers will review your case for free. If the manufacturers of pelvic mesh are responsible for your injuries, you may have a pelvic mesh lawsuit. If you choose to file a lawsuit, you may receive compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, lost wages, decreased quality of life, disability, and more. If you are unable to have sexual intercourse due to pelvic pain, disfigurement of the vagina, or other pelvic mesh side effects, your husband may also be able to recover damages for loss of consortium.

Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

As of July 2012, there are at least 650 pelvic mesh lawsuits. The lawsuits remain independent (unlike a class action) but they have been consolidated into one federal court in a Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). There are currently four MDLs against the four biggest manufacturers of pelvic mesh, including:

  • C.R. Bard — Avaulta pelvic mesh
  • Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon unit — Gynecare Prolift
  • Boston Scientific Corp
  • American Medical Systems

The FDA has issued several warnings that serious complications of pelvic mesh are not rare. The agency has received thousands of reports of serious complications, and they continue to receive reports. However, the FDA has not recalled pelvic mesh.

$5.5 Million Award for Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit

In July 2012, a jury in Bakersfield, California decided the first-ever pelvic mesh lawsuit — Christine Scott and her husband were awarded $5.5 million for her pelvic mesh injuries. Christine was implanted with C.R. Bard’s Avaulta pelvic mesh. The defective device perforated her intestines, which caused a life-threatening emergency. She also required at least eight surgeries to correct problems with the implant, and may require many more surgeries in the future. The jury awarded her husband $500,000 for loss of consortium, because Christine suffers pain during sexual intercourse which has severely decreased their quality of life.

Pelvic Mesh Side Effects

The most common pelvic mesh side effect is erosion. This occurs when the edges of the mesh eat into nearby tissue. Over time, the mesh may perforate the vagina, bladder, blood vessels, the intestines, or other tissue. Surgery is necessary to correct the problem and prevent life-threatening infection. Multiple surgeries may be necessary, but in some cases, the long-term complications are permanent.

Side effects of pelvic mesh include:

  • Erosion
  • Pain in the pelvis or vagina
  • Infection or sepsis, which may be life-threatening
  • Perforation of the bladder, intestines, vagina, or blood vessels
  • Bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Severe scarring after surgery
  • Shrinkage of the vaginal mesh
  • Disfigurement of the vagina
  • Nerve damage
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • And more

The FDA has issued several warnings that serious complications of pelvic mesh are not rare. The agency has received thousands of reports of serious complications, and they continue to receive reports. However, the FDA has not recalled pelvic mesh.

Do I have a Pelvic Mesh Lawsuit?

Collen A. Clark is a true advocate for his clients and is passionate about helping Texans that have been injured or wronged.

Collen’s amazing success in the courtroom and well known dedication to his clients has earned him the recognition of his peers as one of The Top Trial Lawyers in Texas.”

The Clark Firm has assembled a team of trial lawyers with more than 100 years experience, participation in over 600 jury trials and $60 million in verdicts and/or settlements. Please use the form below to contact us for a free pelvic mesh lawsuit review.