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.

Our Defective Product Attorneys Work Tirelessly to Hold Manufacturers Accountable for Putting Dangerous Products on the Market that Injure Clients

Manufacturers have a responsibility to ensure that the products they bring to market are safe for consumers. When products have design flaws, manufacturing defects, or lack proper instructions and warnings, it’s important for injured individuals to hold the responsible parties accountable. At Anapol Weiss, our product liability lawyers can help you stand up against big corporations and seek the financial recovery you deserve if a defective product has harmed you.

If you contact us, we can provide a free initial case review to explain how you can pursue compensation for your expenses and losses. Throughout your recovery, our firm will support you every step of the way. With over 20 years of experience, we have fought for our clients’ rights and the case results they need and deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions about Product Liability in Philadelphia

Who are the manufacturers of Y-mesh products?

Y mesh is commonly used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP). Some notable manufacturers of Y-shaped mesh include Johnson & Johnson with their ARTISYN™ Y-Shaped Mesh, Boston Scientific with the Upsylon™ Y-Mesh, Coloplast with the Restorelle® Y, and Bard with the Alyte® Y-Mesh Graft.

What compensation is recoverable in a product liability case?

If a dangerous, defective product has injured you, a product attorney can help you secure a financial recovery for your expenses and losses, including:

  • Medical and rehab expenses
  • Long-term care costs for disabilities caused by the injuries
  • Loss of income and employment benefits
  • Pain, suffering, and physical disabilities
  • Visible scarring or disfigurement

What is the statute of limitations on product liability lawsuits?

Normally, you have two years from the date a defective product injured you to file a lawsuit, although this two-year period may not begin to run until you have discovered the defect and your injury (for example, if a defective medical implant harmed you). To ensure your product liability case is quickly pursued, please contact a defective product attorney in Philadelphia, PA, with Anapol Weiss as soon as possible.

How does limited FDA funding impact Medical Devise cases?

When seeking medical advice, it is important to know the safety of prescribed drugs or implanted medical devices. The FDA oversees this, but its limited funding and capacity cannot guarantee the safety of all products. Some pharmaceutical companies exploit this and rush products through approval or clearance without adequate testing. As a result, people suffer, leading to civil litigation for recourse. In such cases, clients may not physically recover, but their pain and suffering are the primary damages. Our firm fights for clients injured by medical devices. If you have been injured, we are here to help.

What do I need to prove in a product liability case?

Under Pennsylvania law, strict liability is imposed for defective products. This means you are only required to demonstrate that you were injured by an unsafe product for its intended purposes. Additionally, it is necessary to establish that the product was in a defective condition when it left the possession of the liable party, without subsequent modification leading to its defectiveness or unsuitability. Alternatively, you can pursue a product liability case based on negligence. In such cases, it is essential to prove that the manufacturer or another party involved failed to exercise reasonable care in the design, fabrication/assembly of the product, or in providing adequate instructions or warnings to consumers regarding the product’s use.

What types of Product Liability Claims are people filing lawsuits related to mesh?

Three basic legal theories can be used in a product liability case:

  1. Failure to warn: This claim asserts that the manufacturer and/or retailer failed to provide sufficient instructions or warnings to ensure the safe use of the product. It highlights the lack of information about the risks and hazards of using the product.
  2. Design defect: This claim argues that the product’s specifications make it inherently dangerous for its intended or foreseeable uses. In other words, when a product has a defective design, all products with that same design are unsafe.
  3. Manufacturing defect: This claim alleges that errors in the manufacturing or assembly process resulted in a product that does not meet the design specification and is therefore unsafe for its intended use. A manufacturing defect can affect a single product or an entire production run.

Each of these theories plays a crucial role in product liability cases.

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How Our Team Helps

If you’ve been harmed by defective mesh products, it’s crucial to seek legal representation for complex product liability cases related to medical devices. Our team at Anapol Weiss can assist you in pursuing full compensation for your injuries and losses related to Y-mesh products.

Here’s how we can help:

  • We’ll thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your injuries, utilizing nationally-recognized experts to explain how the defective Y-mesh product contributed to your harm.
  • We’ll meticulously document your medical expenses and losses to support your claim for compensation.
  • We’ll advocate for your legal demands against the manufacturer and insurers of Y-mesh products, seeking financial recovery through a specific settlement.
  • If necessary, we’ll vigorously fight for your case in court, pursuing the best possible outcome.

If you need help with your vaginal mesh case, don’t hesitate to reach out. Our team is here to navigate this challenging situation and seek justice for the harm caused by vaginal mesh products.

Filing a Mesh Lawsuit:

If you’ve been affected by a mesh implant, vaginal or Y mesh, it’s important to understand your legal rights and options. Our attorneys at Anapol Weiss have extensive knowledge and experience handling these lawsuits. We are dedicated to helping our clients hold mesh manufacturers accountable for their actions.

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Do not put off speaking to a Philadelphia product liability lawyer about starting a claim against a manufacturer that put out a dangerous product that injured you. Contact Anapol Weiss today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how our firm can help you stand up to big corporations to demand the justice you deserve.