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California Attorneys Move Forward With Vaginal Mesh Lawsuits

The California vaginal mesh attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys are moving forward with transvaginal mesh lawsuits in order to obtain compensation for their clients and hold the makers accountable for the harm they have caused.

Thousands of transvaginal mesh complications have been reported which have led to warnings released by the Food and Drug Administration to help prevent future injuries. There are several surgical mesh manufacturers being accused of producing defective mesh products as the number of victims continues to rise.

Bisnar Chase is a defective medical product law firm based in Newport Beach, California. John Bisnar and Brian Chase, head partners, have been practicing law since 1978 and have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for their clients. Utilizing a large team of attorneys and staff members, the Bisnar Chase law firm represents vaginal mesh and sling victims nationwide.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits

Bisnar Chase attorneys are representing several victims of defective vaginal mesh products and are actively pursuing large settlements and verdicts on their behalf. Initially regarded as a safe and effective way to assist women struggling with pelvic medical conditions, the transvaginal mesh and bladder sling have become a popular option and were regularly recommended by physicians. Unfortunately, a wave of reports soon followed linking the use of these products to serious injuries and high failure rates.

In July of 2011, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning to those who were currently using surgical mesh patches. The FDA announced that pelvic organ prolapse treatment utilizing the surgical mesh may be less effective than previously considered and could pose greater risks for patients.

In December of 2011, The Gynecologic Practice Committee recommended that doctors take special precautions when considering implantation of transvaginal mesh patches and limit their use. As more complication reports were received, the risks began to outweigh the benefits and resulted in a decrease in vaginal mesh implants.

In January of 2012, the Food and Drug Administration mandated transvaginal mesh manufactures to conduct extensive tests for their products. The FDA is considering a reclassification of transvaginal mesh patches to a higher class. Higher classifications are reserved for medical devices which put patients in harm's way.

Defective Product Litigator's Keys for Success

Brian Chase, chief defective product litigator at Bisnar Chase, believes that the evidence needed to hold vaginal patch manufacturers responsible for victims' injuries has been provided, but compensation will vary widely depending on the victims' injuries sustained.

According to Mr. Chase, defective product cases such as the vaginal mesh lawsuit requires keys for success that he has duplicated in past lawsuits. Mr. Chase has obtained favorable results for several product defect victims, most recently his $24.7 million verdict in August of 2011. According to Mr. Chase, the following concepts must be provable in order for his team to obtain a large recovery for a vaginal mesh victim.

  • The product was defective
  • The defect existed prior to the manufacturer releasing the product.
  • The defect caused your injuries

Due to the number of studies released linking vaginal mesh patches and bladder slings to high failure rates and serious injuries, the first item on the list should not provide a real struggle to prove, but the second two could be a little more difficult.

"Product manufacturers have a responsibility to provide their consumers with products that are reasonably safe. Victims of the transvaginal mesh and bladder sling products are suffering from injuries that are painful, embarrassing, and many times outrageous. Our clients deserve justice in the courtroom and we take great pride in obtaining it for them."

- Brian Chase, partner at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys

Pelvic Mesh Attorneys

If you or a loved one would like more information about pelvic mesh lawsuits, or would like to receive a free no obligation case evaluation, call 949-203-3814 to reach an experienced Bisnar Chase female legal professional for immediate assistance.


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