If you underwent surgery involving the use of transvaginal mesh (it is most often used in surgical procedures to treat pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence), and you experienced painful physical side effects, then you may be eligible to join in a class action against the manufacturers of transvaginal mesh for damages. Over a billion dollars has already been awarded to other women who joined in transvaginal lawsuits brought over the years, and it is still possible to pursue your claim via a mass tort action, but you should act quickly to avoid losing your opportunity to join. The natural question prior to joining a mass tort or class action, of course, is to ask what financial compensation is available to women who join. Although a verdict or settlement in a class action is often the final stage of litigation to be determined, here are a few common components of financial recoveries in these types of suits.
Cost of Medical Care to Correct Issues
Common complications from transvaginal mesh insertion have included perforation of the internal organs and tearing of internal tissue from the mesh. This is not only extremely painful, but has led to infections, bleeding, difficulty having sex, recurrence of pelvic organ prolapse (POP), and other issues. To deal with these complications, many women need further medical care including multiple surgeries to remove the mesh and repair the damage done.
Through a lawsuit, you can seek to recover the cost of all past and future medical costs associated with dealing with problems related to transvaginal mesh.
Pain and Suffering Damages
Again, many women who have had procedures involving transvaginal mesh have experienced ongoing pain and emotional trauma as a result. Makers of defective transvaginal mesh can be held accountable for compensating you for all the pain and emotional suffering you will endure over your lifetime as a result of exposure to their product. Furthermore, you can seek to recover damages associated with loss of consortium when you have been unable to have sexual relations as a result of your injuries.
Punitive damages are not awarded in every personal injury case, but they have been frequently awarded in lawsuits against manufacturers of transvaginal mesh due to the egregious nature of the manufacturer's actions in ignoring safety concerns to women. These punitive damages often go into the millions of dollars and have been the most significant portion of the financial recovery received thus far by many women pursuing claims.
Joining a Transvaginal Mesh Mass Tort Case
Many thousands of transvaginal mesh mass tort cases have been filed around the country against manufacturers, and many attorneys are seeking to represent injured women, but the advantage of joining a mass tort case already in progress is that you can combine your leverage against the manufacturers with many other women who have experienced similar problems. By working with an experienced and knowledgeable mass tort attorney who has already set the wheels in motion towards a significant recovery in a transvaginal mesh mass tort case, you can also increase your chances of obtaining a recovery along with others who have suffered the same types of damages as you.
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The mass tort litigation attorneys at Herrington Law have decades of experience in bringing and winning product liability suits on behalf of injured victims throughout Mississippi and elsewhere. Firm founder Brian Herrington is dedicated to fighting for the rights of individual plaintiffs to make sure that large defendants are held accountable for their defective products and that plaintiffs are fairly compensated for the injuries they will suffer over the course of their lifetime. Contact the office of Herrington Law today for a free consultation to discuss your potential participation in the transvaginal mesh mass tort lawsuit.