Firm Makes Donation to Help Women Harmed by Transvaginal Mesh

DALLAS –(September 18, 2014) –Baron and Budd, a law firm dedicated to protecting consumers who have been harmed by pharmaceuticals or medical implants, is proud to announce that the firm is a sponsor of The Mesh Warrior Foundation for the Injured. Baron and Budd is honored to be one of the first sponsors of The Mesh Warrior Foundation, as well as the first legal sponsor.

"The mission of The Mesh Warrior Foundation is a perfect complement to that of Baron and Budd," said Stephen Blackburn, lawyer at Baron and Budd. "Hopefully, between our work in the courtroom and The Mesh Warrior Foundation’s work in the community, we can help prevent other women from suffering needlessly from transvaginal mesh implants."

The Mesh Warrior Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping those who have been harmed by mesh implants. Its mission is to educate the injured about the dangers of transvaginal mesh implants, advocate for more awareness among patients and doctors about how the mesh hurts patients, and to build a strong patient community for the support of mesh-injured men, women and their families. To learn more about the mission of The Mesh Warrior Foundation, or to get connected with others suffering from mesh implants, please visit: www.tmwfoundation.org

Aaron Horton, founder and executive director of The Mesh Warrior Foundation, was inspired to launch the non-profit after witnessing her mother’s own painful struggles with transvaginal mesh. Now a full-time patient advocate, Horton travels across the country to meet with doctors about mesh and mesh removal, support women and families dealing with mesh injuries, and raise awareness about the dangers of the mesh. Her advocacy has taken her to Stanford Medicine X, one of the leading medical conferences in the nation that focuses on the needs of patients and the intersection of healthcare and emerging technologies. Additionally, as a part of Consumers’ Union Safe Patient Project, she will attend the Safe Patient Summit in November to discuss the intersection of policy and oversight with consumer protections against a flawed medical system. As a part of the Leadership America Class of 2014, she will also travel to Washington D.C. before year’s end to continue to develop a voice for patients and to become an official graduate of the prestigious women’s leadership program.

Transvaginal mesh refers to a medical implant typically made from a certain type of plastic called polypropylene. This type of mesh is commonly used to treat a number of conditions that many woman experience after childbirth, such as pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. However, the mesh has been found to cause countless health problems in women, ranging from constant pain and nerve damage to recurrent infections and unchecked incontinence. In many cases the mesh is impossible to remove completely, even through multiple surgeries.

The law firm of Baron and Budd is dedicated to helping women harmed by transvaginal mesh fight back through the legal system. By representing women who have been harmed by transvaginal mesh, the firm not only offers a pathway for compensation, but also the opportunity to send a message to the product’s various manufacturers. To learn more about Baron and Budd’s work to help women seek justice through the legal system for transvaginal mesh, call [phonelink phone=”pharma” or visit our website here: //baronandbudd.com/areas-of-practice/pharmaceuticals/transvaginal-mesh-litigation/

About Baron & Budd, P.C.

The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Austin and Los Angeles, is a nationally recognized law firm with almost four decades of experience "Protecting What’s Right" for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals, governmental and business entities in areas as diverse as PCB contamination in schools, FLSA (overtime) violations, pharmaceutical and medical implant injuries, water contamination, GM ignition problems, California Proposition 65 violations, mortgage and credit card fraud and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.