The Problem: Women who suffered mesh complications after undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery with a transvaginal mesh may have legal recourse.
The Response: Many warnings have been issued and lawsuits are being pursued.
What Can We Do to Help: Our experienced attorneys can review your medical records and advise you if filing a case is in your best interest.
Women who suffered mesh complications after undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair surgery with a transvaginal mesh may have legal recourse. Because the manufacturers of transvaginal meshes failed to warn patients and doctors about this increased risk, women suffering mesh complications may be able to file a claim seeking compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages. Did you experience mesh erosion, infections, urinary infections or other mesh complications following pelvic organ prolapse surgery? Find out if you can seek compensation for your injuries by completing our free case evaluation with details of your mesh complications.
The FDA announced on July 13, 2011 that patients undergoing pelvic organ prolapse repair with a surgical mesh may be at a greater risk for mesh complications than women pursuing other surgical treatments.
Several manufacturers such as, AMS (American Medical Systems, Inc.), C.R. Bard (Avaulta), Boston Scientific, Ethicon Gynecare and Johnson & Johnson, introduced to women an implantable plastic transvaginal mesh device that is used to reinforce pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI) sometime in the late 1990s. When these devices were first introduced, women were promised of low-risks for treating POP or SUI. Sadly, they were mistaken and now there are thousands of lawsuits alleging that these products were never properly tested before being placed on the market for the public. Since 2008 there has been a few FDA public safety alerts regarding the frequent complications in women who have undergone transvaginal surgeries for prolapsed organs and incontinence issues. By the time the July 13, 2011 alert was released, more than 3,000 women had reported injuries to its database, including, but not limited to, mesh erosion, scarring, serious infections, and even death. The FDA warned that as many as 10% of all patients who underwent prolapse repair with transvaginal mesh would need corrective procedure(s) within a year due to complications. After implantation of the device, the following injuries and complications may occur:
- Erosion (requiring additional surgeries to remove parts of mesh)
- Unintended movement of mesh through tissue
- Urinary problems
- Painful sexual intercourse
If you or anyone you know has been affected by the vaginal mesh product, you may be entitled to compensation. The Transvaginal Mesh attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer are dedicated to ensuring pharmaceutical companies are held responsible for the dangerous side effects of their products. Call our Transvaginal Mesh Attorneys at Gallon, Takacs, Boissoneault & Schaffer or fill out the free case evaluation. We want to help you. .