Experienced Mississippi Product Liability Lawyers Handling Complex Transvaginal Mesh Cases
Effective litigation for defective medical devices and product injuries
Medical products are standard tools in the provision of medical care. Every year, thousands of patients have medical devices and items placed inside in their bodies to monitor or treat a variety of conditions. These patients rightfully expect that the devices will work properly and contribute to their healing. Yet, all too often, they either fail to work or create new medical complications within the body. Transvaginal mesh, in particular, creates a host of problems.
The lawyers of Merkel & Cocke, P.A. believe that medical professionals and product manufacturers should be held accountable when the devices they use hurt innocent patients. That is why our skilled Mississippi defective medical device attorneys fight to obtain compensation for people injured by these products. Whether the claim involves a single individual or a group of plaintiffs, as with the transvaginal mesh injury claims, we have the knowledge and experience to secure compensation.
Aggressively fighting for victims injured by transvaginal mesh
Transvaginal mesh (TVM) is a medical device commonly used for the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse, a condition where organs within the pelvis drop from their normal location and cause urinary incontinence, which is unintentional urination. Transvaginal mesh uses synthetic materials to hold the organs into place and keep them from falling. These devices have been widely used within the medical community, but many patients report they have caused additional health complications, including:
- Bladder perforation
- Nerve damage
- Vaginal scarring
- Pain during sexual intercourse
Known complaints also include reports of complications taking place during insertion of the mesh, including perforation of the bowels, bladder and blood vessels. When transvaginal mesh causes injuries, our experienced lawyers fight for the rights of harmed patients.
Who makes transvaginal mesh?
There are multiple drug manufacturers who have TVM products. Those companies include:
- Johnson & Johnson/ Ethicon
- C.R. Bard
- Endo/ American Medical Systems
- Boston Scientific
Providing mass tort representation for the most complex product liability cases
When numerous people are hurt by a single product or accident, it is sometimes more efficient and effective to assert each of the claims collectively in a mass tort case. This complex area of legal practice allows many plaintiffs to consolidate their complaints against one or a few accountable parities.
As one of the biggest plaintiff’s firms in the state, Merkel & Cocke has a record of proven success with mass tort claims. We use a team approach within our firm, so we can seamlessly make the adjustment to working with other attorneys in furtherance of a mass tort claim. Our seasoned Mississippi mass tort attorneys have seen mass tort actions relating to such incidents as:
- Defective products, which would include the transvaginal mesh claim
- Tragic disasters with multiple victims, such as industrial explosions or airplane crashes
- Widespread exposures to toxic materials, like asbestos and drinking water contamination
For a mass tort claim to progress, it must involve numerous claims related to the same product or event. Because of the number of people who have been harmed by the product, transvaginal mesh cases meet these criteria. Our lawyers are able to guide you through the process of obtaining compensation for your injuries.
Clarksdale legal guidance you can trust for your transvaginal mesh injuries
If a medical device left you or a loved one injured, contact the lawyers with more than 200 years of collective legal practice experience. At Merkel & Cocke, we serve clients from our home office in Clarksdale, assisting injured parties throughout Mississippi, including Tupelo, Jackson, and across the Gulf Coast region. We also handle mass tort claims in Tennessee and Arkansas. Call us today at 662-799-1633 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.