“Mesh,” is used to refer to a variety of surgical devices and implants that can be used to treat the woman’s health issues of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence. Mesh products can be made from a variety of biologic and synthetic, as well as porous and non-porous materials. Although mesh can be surgically implanted in a variety of locations and method, this article is referring to surgical mesh implanted transvaginally, or “vaginal mesh.”
Vaginal mesh used in the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse and stress urinary incontinence creates additional risk for a patient that is not present in other options for treatment. Furthermore, there is no evidence that surgical mesh used for these conditions provides any clinical benefits. In the years that transvaginal mesh has been available as a POP and SUI treatment, the FDA has received thousands of adverse event reports from women who had serious complications following mesh surgery.
A defective mesh lawsuit is a law suit claim that is filed against the company or companies that designed, manufactured, and marketed the device in question. The money obtained from a defective mesh lawsuit can be used for medical expenses as well as pain and suffering. The amount that a mesh injury victim receives in their settlement is often related to the severity of the mesh injuries. Right now there is a variety of litigation pending against many different mesh related companies. A California court recently awarded a woman and her husband a $5.5 million settlement from C. R. Bard when she claimed that the company continued to offer its Avaulta mesh even though they had knowledge of its dangers. At present, there are over six hundred defective mesh lawsuit claims that have been filed in the United States.
If you have injuries that you believe are from a defective mesh device used in surgical treatment for stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse, contact the Willis Law Firm today. At this time we are offering free and confidential legal advice for the victims of these harmful and negligent products. You may be legally entitled to a financial settlement for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wages lost due to inability to work. Although we are located in Houston, TX, our firm is currently reviewing defective mesh claims nationwide on a contingency fee basis. Contact us today and let us help you get the settlement you deserve.