Recently I turned on the television and was flooded with over 10 different commercials on Transvaginal Mesh lawsuits and the importance of joining class action lawsuits. I then jumped online and did some research, and found that almost all of the websites on the topic are controlled, edited or linked to an attorneys website. So I decided to bring our readers and clients up-to-date on this topic.
I have written extensively on the topic from both a surgical and legal perspective, and feel that it is important to discuss the legal rights of clients.
Speak to Someone You Trust
Transvaginal mesh lawsuits are not simple personal injury claims. Rather they are complex product defect cases which require time and resources in order to be successful. Many TV advertisements are nothing more than fishing expeditions, where advertisers solicit your information and sell them to attorneys for a fee. Which I must add is not only wrong, but highly unethical. The worst part is that these agencies are selling to the highest bidder. What does this mean for you? You may not be getting the best possible treatment or care possible.
Unlike other product defect cases or personal injury claims, transvaginal mesh lawsuits
have been sent to MDL. What this means is that they are all put in front of one Federal Court judge. Regardless of where the surgery took place or where you reside all the cases are tried in the same court in front of the same judge.
What does this mean for your case? This means you can select a lawyer in any city to represent you. It is not necessary that they reside in your city or state.
Know the Facts
It is alarming how many woman are unaware of what the mesh implant actually is. So many unknowing woman are given this surgery without being told of its complications and injuries. This is another classic example of profits over people. Where large pharmaceutical companies take advantage of their customers and exploit their injuries for a profit. Before you speak with an attorney know as much about the subject as possible, and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
If the attorney you select is not as knowledgeable about the subject matter as you are, then it is likely not a good idea to elect them as your counsel. You need to have someone who understands the difference between medical device classifications, the injuries these devices have inflicted, the difference between vaginal or abdominal insertion and other complicated legal issues.
Many attorneys are unaware of statutory timeline issues which are critical to your case. Not being aware of these timing issues can cause you to lose your right to sue for injuries. It is important that your medical records be immediately accessed and reviewed for a quick evaluation. After an evaluation is made the necessary documents should be filed in order to preserve your right to sue.
If you have had a transvaginal mesh implant and would like to know your rights, we encourage you to contact our offices. We are compassionate and caring litigators who will fight for your rights. If you have been injured seek representation for your injuries. You have a right to exercise your legal rights.