Options When Injured By Transvaginal Mesh

Chicago Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys Give You Options to Explore

Dedicated personal injury lawyers looking out for their clients across the country

When transvaginal mesh (TVM) patches came onto the market, the medical community vigorously supported their use. Synthetic mesh patches had been used for hernia support for years with no serious repercussions, so it was widely believed that the product would be safe and effective. As it turns out, the FDA has since found that 10 percent of women who have undergone TVM surgery have serious complications. In response, thousands of patients have filed suits against the manufacturers and their doctors.

Understanding the types of lawsuits that can be filed

There are three types of lawsuits you can file, and each one has its merits:

  • Class action: Class action lawsuits have multiple plaintiffs — in this case, perhaps hundreds or even thousands — who litigate their claims together. Your transvaginal mesh attorneys need special permission from the courts to file a class action lawsuit.
  • Multidistrict litigation: A tremendous number of transvaginal lawsuits have been filed across the United States. Instead of being processed all over the country, they’re placed into groups and sent to one specific court for processing to speed up the process.
  • Individual: In this case, the attorneys at the Phillips Law Offices present your individual lawsuit against whomever it is you’re suing. You may be compensated with less money, but whatever you win is yours (except for fees).

Knowing your options

If you’ve been injured because of TVM implants, you shouldn’t wait to take action. In some cases, waiting can make you ineligible to sue for compensation. We counsel all of our clients not to defer until the pain gets too great to bear, or until there’s a vaginal mesh recall, because it doesn’t help your case. If you’re still unsure, you can:

  • Speak with your doctor. Ask for your medical records, your surgery files — anything that indicates the pain and discomfort you’re experiencing is caused by your implant.
  • Read the news. Keep abreast of the latest breaking news about transvaginal mesh manufacturers and medical findings.
  • Contact a lawyer. Go over your legal options with a qualified products liability lawyer. The Phillips Law Offices offer free consultations, so it costs nothing to see what choices you have.

Let us help you make the best choice for you

You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Since every case is unique, speaking with an experienced products liability lawyer may help you find out. Contact the Phillips Law Offices online or at [ln::phone] to schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys.