Following child birth, surgery, or as a woman ages, sometimes the muscles and tissues in the pelvic region will lose elasticity and become weakened. As this happens, the organs in this area of the body may begin to sink out of their regular locations. Organs that may be affected by this pelvic organ prolapse include: the bladder, the bowel, the uterus, and the urethra. One option for the treatment of this common, yet troublesome health condition is vaginal surgery using surgical mesh. This surgical mesh can be composed of either biologic or synthetic materials, and it is usually placed transvaginally in order to reinforce weakened pelvic tissue. Unfortunately, this vaginal mesh surgery has been linked by the FDA and other clinical research to a variety of serious health adverse complications. These complications have been the catalyst for the filing of a large number of vaginal mesh law suit cases.
Typically the plaintiff in a vaginal mesh lawsuit is a woman who has experienced severe complications following vaginal mesh surgery for pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence. In some cases, the husband of an afflicted woman will file a claim citing a loss of consortium or even injuries to his penis from sexual intercourse. Vaginal mesh law suit cases have been filed against the following manufacturers:
There are a number of complications that can merit the filing of a vaginal mesh law suit. According to the United States FDA, the complications and adverse events linked to vaginal mesh implant products are not rare. These mesh complications can vary widely in their severity as well as the treatment required in the event that they occur. The FDA’s list of the most commonly reported mesh complications include: erosion of the vaginal mesh through the vaginal walls, pain, Dyspareunia (pain during sexual intercourse), bleeding, infection, urinary problems, and even organ perforation. The FDA also lists the following symptoms as being reported following mesh surgery: reoccurrence of pelvic organ prolapse, emotional problems, vaginal shrinkage/shortening, scarring of the vagina, and neuromuscular problems as well.
If you or a loved one has suffered from injuries stemming from a vaginal mesh implant, you may want to consider filing a law suit claim. Contact the Willis Law Firm today and we will provide you with an initial lawsuit consultation completely free of any charge or further obligation. You and your family may be entitled to significant financial compensation to help with your troublesome situation. We are presently reviewing mesh claims nationwide and on a contingency fee basis. Call us today.