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Millions Awarded to Victims of Transvaginal Mesh Failure

Transvaginal mesh has been used for years as a means to create a support structure for the internal organs of women undergoing certain medical procedures; however, thousands of women have claimed a transvaginal mesh failure caused them serious harm and pain.

Bloomberg News reports that in 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered makers of transvagnial mesh devices to look into rates of complications, such as organ damage and pain, that could be linked to the products after thousands of women came forward with complaints. The claims recently came to a head when two federal juries found manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices had failed to warn patients of the dangers associated with the product.

In Florida, a jury awarded a total of $26.7 million to four women who stated the devices had decomposed in their bodies, resulting in damage to their internal organs and pain during intercourse.

A jury in West Virginia also found in favor of four women who had made similar claims, awarding them $18.5 million—including $4 million in punitive damages.

The results of these cases means the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh devices may try to settle the thousands of other cases stemming from failures of the device.

At Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin, we understand the harm that can result from the use of an unsafe medical device and we are here to help anyone who is a victim of such a faulty product. Our defective product lawyers can help clarify your legal rights by answering the questions you have and helping you begin the process of filing a claim. To learn more about how we can help you, call us at (800) 477-7315.

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