Transvaginal tape (TVT), a product used for the repair of women’s urinary problems, has led to a number of serious health complications. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has informed the public that transvaginal tape complications may include erosion, infections, pain, dyspareunia, organ perforation, and the recurrence of urinary problems. Sadly, in some cases, these complications are irreversible, and can permanently affect a woman’s health and quality of life.
Free Confidential Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has suffered severe Transvaginal Tape complications, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What Complications Can Transvaginal Tape Cause?
Over the past several years, the FDA has received thousands of reports of the following types of adverse health complications in women implanted with transvaginal tape products:
- erosion through vaginal epithelium
- pain, including dyspareunia
- urinary problems
- recurrence of prolapse and/or incontinence
- bowel, bladder, and blood vessel perforation
- vaginal scarring
- mesh erosion
Around the country, a large number of transvaginal tape complications lawsuits have been filed, in part because research has shown that these devices offer no tangible benefit over safer, more conventional stitching treatment. Making matters worse, in many cases, the urinary problems the tape was implanted to fix in the first place returns. Transvaginal tape was approved through the FDA’s controversial 510 (k) loophole, which clears devices that are ‘substantially equivalent’ to products already on the market. Now, because of this bureaucratic technicality, thousands of innocent women are paying the price.
If you have experienced any of the complications listed in this article after being implanted with transvaginal tape, a doctor may have tried to remove it and been unable to do so. You may be in excruciating pain, and need help. The law offices of Schmidt & Clark, LLP, are offering free, no-obligation case evaluations to the general public around the country. Manufacturers we consider include American Medical Systems (AMS), C.R. Bard, Boston Scientific, Ethicon,Gynecare, and Johnson & Johnson.
Do I Have a Transvaginal Tape Complications Lawsuit?
The Medical Device Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Transvaginal Tape complications lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Transvaginal Tape complications lawsuits in all 50 states.
Free Transvaginal Tape Complications Lawsuit Evaluation: Again, if you or a loved one has been injured or suspect that you may have complications directly linked to Transvaginal Tape, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.