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Compensation still attainable in transvaginal mesh lawsuits

Women who have been injured by the transvaginal mesh have been awarded settlements and have received favorable verdicts; nevertheless the opportunity to receive compensation will not last forever. The experienced attorneys at Reich & Binstock offer free consultations to women who used the transvaginal mesh and who suffered any number of serious injuries.

Reich & Binstock attorneys, who operate in every state, may be reached toll-free at 1-866-LAW-2400 or via an electronic message submitted through the law firm's website, www.reichandbinstock.com.

A lot of victims decided to obtain counsel and to pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost time off of work and other losses. On March 13, 43,173 transvaginal mesh lawsuits filed against seven manufacturers were centralized before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia. On July 15, the number of transvaginal mesh lawsuits consolidated for pretrial management stood at 59,061.

And these are just federal transvaginal mesh lawsuits.

Transvaginal mesh lawsuits involve "factual questions arising from allegations that pelvic surgical mesh products ... were defectively designed, manufactured and marketed, resulting in serious injuries, and that defendants failed to provide appropriate warnings and instructions regarding the risks and dangers posed by the device," according to the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. The panel is the body that centralized the federal litigation.

Victims of the transvaginal mesh have suffered from any number of conditions, often having to undergo surgery aimed at removing the device. The injuries have included mesh erosion through the vagina, pain, infection, bleeding, pain during sexual intercourse, organ perforation, urinary problems, neuro-muscular problems, and vaginal scarring/shrinkage. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration received reports of all of these problems.

The synthetic mesh, according to the FDA, was designed to correct pelvic organ prolapse, also called POP, the "bulge" of organs into the vagina, and it was also approved to treat stress urinary incontinence, known as SUI, or the unintended leakage of urine.

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