Klein Lawyers pursued claims for women who have been injured as a result of transvaginal mesh (TVM) implants. TVM implants are medical devices that are implanted in women to treat pelvic floor disorders such as pelvic organ prolapse (POP) or stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Many TVM implants are made of synthetic mesh and are implanted to provide support to weakened or damaged tissue. TVM is used to reinforce the vaginal wall to treat POP and support the urethra or bladder neck for the repair of SUI. The lawsuits allege that the manufacturers failed to adequately test their TVM products. It is also alleged that the manufacturers failed to investigate the complications associated with their products and failed to issue appropriate warnings about the risks associated with their use.
The TVM implants have caused a high rate of complications for women including mesh erosion, organ perforation, pain, discomfort and in many cases, the need for additional surgeries to remove the mesh. In some women the injuries caused by the mesh are permanent.