One woman’s transvaginal mesh story has become the subject of an article published in The Gazette, a newspaper based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Frances Shulte, who was interviewed by the Iowa publication, underwent surgery to receive an implant of transvaginal mesh in 2005 to treat stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
Her personal experience involving an incredible amount of pain and suffering is similar to that of thousands of other women who also received an implant of transvaginal mesh.
According to The Gazette, Shulte’s transvaginal mesh eroded, which is an all too common defect of certain types of mesh products. When transvaginal mesh begins to erode inside of the body, it can cause damage to internal organs and severe pain during any kind of movement.
In an effort to raise awareness of life-altering side effects, such as transvaginal mesh erosion, and to prevent future implants of defective mesh, Shulte has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the product that she used.
A West Virginia federal court is currently managing seven transvaginal mesh multidistrict litigations (MDLs). Thousands of lawsuits have been consolidated into this West Virginia federal court targeted at Johnson & Johnson and Ethicon, C.R. Bard, American Medical Systems, Cook Medical, Boston Scientific, Coloplast, and Neomedic, the latter being the latest medical device manufacturer to be added to the transvaginal mesh MDL roster.
As a national law firm providing legal representation to victims of defective medical devices, Carey Danis & Lowe is familiar with Shulte’s transvaginal mesh story. Our team of transvaginal mesh lawyers encourages you to begin exploring your legal options and compensation eligibility today.
If, like Shulte, you would like to ensure that women are no longer injured by defective transvaginal mesh, Carey Danis & Lowe is available now to listen to your own transvaginal mesh story, and to guide you through the process of filing a transvaginal mesh lawsuit against your mesh manufacturer.References: Defective Medical Device litigation, Transvaginal Mesh