Y Mesh Lawsuits: A Guide To Your Rights
Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) is the herniation of a woman’s pelvic organs. While there are surgical methods to treat this condition without any medical devices, numerous medical device manufacturers have developed, marketed, and sold Y-shaped mesh to be implanted to treat this condition. Women have suffered serious permanent complications from transvaginal mesh implants designed for the treatment of POP and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) for decades. Manufacturers such as Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, and Coloplast, have ignored the risks to women with using mesh to treat POP and SUI, and put Y shaped mesh on the market in complete disregard for the safety of women. If you have been affected, you may have legal recourse and options for compensation.
What does Y mesh do, and why are women suing over it?
Johnson & Johnson, Boston Scientific, Coloplast and other manufacturers sell Y-shaped mesh to treat POP and SUI. POP is the dropping of pelvic organs, like the bladder, common in aging women. It’s common in aging women, especially those with children. The Y-shaped mesh is used to treat these conditions. It is inserted abdominally to support the pelvic organs.
Complications with Y-shaped Mesh
Over time, Y-shaped meshes can lead to severe complications due to the propensity of mesh to erode through tissue. Manufactured from a material known as polypropylene, these meshes are designed to provide structure and support, but they often shrink and harden once inserted into the body, and become surrounded by tough fibrous scar tissue. This can result in considerable discomfort and various medical issues. As the mesh hardens, it creates an inflammatory response which can lead to scarring and an increase in pain. In more severe cases, the pressure exerted by the hardened mesh on nearby nerves can trigger chronic pain and various other complications. These adverse effects have been the basis for numerous lawsuits, with patients alleging that manufacturers failed to adequately warn about these risks.
In some cases, the use of Y-shaped mesh products has resulted in complications that have required additional surgeries for women. These surgeries may involve removal of the mesh or repair of the extensive damage caused by the device.
Transvaginal and Y-shaped Mesh Lawsuit Update:
The use of transvaginal and Y-shaped mesh for POP repair has been the subject of much controversy and legal action in recent years. Here is a timeline of key events:
As of January 2023, there are ongoing lawsuits against vaginal mesh manufacturers, and many women are still seeking compensation for their harm.
2013-2015: Numerous lawsuits were filed against vaginal mesh manufacturers, alleging that they failed to adequately warn women about the potential risks and complications of the devices.
2011: The FDA reclassified vaginal mesh from a low-risk to a high-risk medical device.
2008: The FDA issued a warning about the potential risks of vaginal mesh after receiving numerous reports of complications and side effects.
Mesh Settlement Amounts:
The compensation in a mesh lawsuit varies based on the individual case. However, Anapol Weiss has a strong track record of securing substantial verdicts for clients injured by these devices.
Anapol Weiss represents nationwide individuals harmed by defective devices. Our attorneys have been at the forefront of major national litigation, recovering billions of dollars from companies that caused serious harm to their customers. From 2015 to 2019, Anapol Weiss shareholder Kila Baldwin secured substantial verdicts ranging from $12.5 million to $80 million for clients with injuries from defective vaginal mesh implants.
If you or a family member experienced complications with Y-shaped mesh and/or transvaginal mesh products and revision and/or removal surgery has been done or recommended, contact our team at (866) 670-4704. We’re here to discuss your situation and provide guidance.
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